Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League
Chelsea are in pole position to sign James Rodriguez with Real Madrid reportedly prepared to listen to offers for the Colombia international.
Rodriguez has attracted interest from a number of clubs this summer after a frustrating season at the Bernabeu, in which he only started 13 La Liga games.
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The 25-year-old is said to be open to a move after spending three years at Real and Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in striking a deal.
Spanish outlet AS say Rodriguez is heading towards a summer departure as Real close in on a move for Spain international Dani Ceballos.
Zinedine Zidane is believed to be ready to offload the Colombian should a suitable offer arrive and Chelsea are ready to step up their interest.
It is claimed Antonio Conte, who wants to sign five major targets this summer on top of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger, will spend the cash from Diego Costa’s imminent sale on Rodriguez.
Jose Mourinho has held interest in the attacking midfielder for several months but AS suggest Real would prefer to do business with Chelsea as United continue to be linked with Alvaro Morata.