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'I'm staying' - Chelsea and PSG target James confirms he will remain at Real Madrid

James Rodriguez has ended speculation linking him with a move away from Real Madrid by confirming he will stay and fight for his place.

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Rumours had been circulating that the Colombia star was attracting the interest of both Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United after starting just four La Liga games in the first half of the season.

James fuelled speculation surrounding his future at Real after revealing last month that he had offers to leave and could not confirm whether he would definitely remain with Los Blancos. 

But the 25-year-old, who played a starring role with two goals against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, now says he is committed to fighting for his place after talks with Zidane.

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Speaking to beIN Sports after the match, James said: "All of us who are in the team always want to play.

"But I am fine. We all go through difficult times and now it's a new year and I have new desires in life. I am staying, I am staying."

James joined Real from Monaco in 2014 but his stock has fallen somewhat since arriving as one of the hottest properties in world football after that year's World Cup in Brazil.

Raphael Varane was also on target as a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real downed Sevilla in the first leg of their Copa last-16 tie.