The Colombia International has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, but is expected to be on the move again in the summer window
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to be reunited with former Real Madrid team-mate James Rodriguez at Juventus, claims Lothar Matthaus.
The Colombia international playmaker is expected to be on the move this summer.
He has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bundesliga championship Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane allowed James to leave the Spanish capital for Germany, and the Frenchman is back at the Blancos helmet.
Another transfer is now expected, with the 27-year-old already confirmed that he will not return to the Allianz Arena.
A switch to the Premier League has been mooted, with Arsenal said to be among James' many admirers.
Juve, though, are in the process of reinforcing that have secured eight successive series A titles.
Ronaldo calling on the Bianconeri to bring in a player who proved to be a true source of assists for him in La Liga.
Former Bayern star Matthaus believes Ronaldo's desire to get a familiar face in Turin Giants.
Matthaus told AS of his dealings with James: "We had a conversation two weeks ago, during the celebration of Bayern's Bundesliga win.
"I see him at Juventus.
"He is very close to Cristiano Ronaldo and he told me that he was at Juventus."
Matthaus added: "I understand why James can serve Ronaldo so that he can score and the two of them can shine."
James has been on the books at the Santiago Bernabeu since 2014.
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Alongside Ronaldo, he also helped Real Madrid to become a La Liga title, two Champions League crowns and two Club World Cup triumphs.
He has enjoyed a successful spell with Bayern, taking on 67 appearances and registering 15 goals, but is ready for another new challenge.
Ronaldo happy and find any way to make the five-time balloon d'or winner even more productive.