Mourinho turned down chance to sign Rodriguez - report

Bayern Welcome James Rodriguez On Loan

Costa has been linked with an exit from Bayern for some months and Munich signed off on the transfer once they had secured James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on a two year loan deal.

He joins on a one year loan deal for around €6m with a €40m obligation to buy next summer. For each long pass that fell exactly where Gareth Bale or Lucas Vazquez wanted, there would be a below average training session that would frustrate teammates and manager alike. The German club will then also have an option to purchase his contract for between €35.2m (according to Sport Bild's Christian Falk) and €60m, according to Marca's Jose Felix Diaz.

'It is a new life for me. Bayern have been the only team ever to make the list.

"James Rodriguez was Carlo Ancelotti's wish after both worked successfully together in Madrid".

Douglas Costa, second left, joined Bayern Munich in 2015.

He has shown much better judgement throughout the departure process than he displayed in many instances during his three-year spell in Madrid.

"We have some great players and I have to fight for a starting position", he told a news conference.

The fact that he'll reunite with Ancelotti in Munich should help him return to his best form, but his impending departure from Real Madrid was so painfully obvious that it was hard for the club to defend its investment - and even more so after bringing in Ceballos.

Capable of playing as a striker and anywhere across the attacking line, Muller is a versatile forward and will certainly add depth and quality to the Manchester United squad.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic departing, United will do well to add the German forward to spruce up their attack.

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