James Rodriguez will stay at Real Madrid, as confirmed by Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday night after the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match.
"James is here, I'm happy with his game and he will stay at Real Madrid. I am tired of answering the same question, my answer will not change," he said.
Zidane has not put his arm in the fire on this issue. The coach wants to get rid of James but Florentino Perez would like the Colombian to stay.
During this summer it came to light that the player brings them over 9m euros a season from marketing contracts and the like, and half of that number is kept by Madrid - he's good business to keep around.