Real Madrid’s James Rodríguez revealed near the end of the transfer window that he was the subject of an €85 million transfer offer, but he didn’t reveal the name of the club. That club, sources say, was Inter Milan. 

James didn’t want to move to Inter because he didn’t feel the club has a big enough stature these days. Still, Inter’s failed bid revealed a couple things: One, Inter’s ownership is capable of making an €85 million bid, which is a good sign for Inter fans. And two, James really does want to make a go of it at Real Madrid for now.

So far this season the 25-year-old James has been used by Zinedine Zidane as a substitute in the UEFA Super Cup and in two of Real Madrid's league matches and he was available off the bench to begin the club's Champions League title defense against Sporting Lisbon.

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