BAYERN MUNICH SHOCK CHELSEA AND FOOTBALL FANS BY LANDING JAMES RODRIGUEZ WITHIN HOURS

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Chelsea were in the race to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid, as well as Manchester United.

It was believed the Colombian will end up in a Premier League side at least, but it wasn’t to be as Bayern silently won the race for the 25-year-old.

Bayern Munich were first linked with Rodriguez earlier this morning and around noon, a deal was confirmed by both clubs.

Bayern have successfully completed the signing of Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal with the option to make it permanent.

It is believed the German champions will pay Real around €5million per year for the loan, with the option to buy him for just over €35m in 2019.

Chelsea fans have revealed their shock at one of football’s best kept secrets.

https://twitter.com/BryonCFC/status/884737223924473856

https://twitter.com/Grand_MasterM/status/884742695561961472

https://twitter.com/SamuelSweek/status/884742996893327360

It wasn’t just Chelsea fans who were shocked by the deal, fans from other clubs were as well left stunned.

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