Premier League foursome hunt LaLiga star
Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool will all join the race to sign James Rodriguez if he leaves Real Madrid this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
Rodriguez, 25, is likely to push for an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of first team football under boss Zinedine Zidane.
The Colombian playmaker joined Real from Monaco in a £73million deal in the summer of 2014, following a stellar performance at the World Cup.
James Rodriguez has been involved in more goals than any other midfielder in this WC Qualifiers (5 goals and four assists). pic.twitter.com/UAPxBFhnwZ— Real Live (@rmfcstuff) March 29, 2017
His career in Spain started well as he became a key member of the team under Carlo Ancelotti, but since falling out of favour after the Italian was sacked, under both Rafa Benitez and Zidane, his future has looked bleak.
A move to the Premier League has been mooted for a while and Real are intent on recouping a hefty amount of the fee they paid. The Mirror says Rodriguez will cost around £50million.
Chelsea could well be in the driving seat with Eden Hazard a wanted man in Madrid, meaning a swap deal for the pair could be on the table.