It looks increasingly likely that James Rodriguez will be playing in the Premier League next season.
Like team-mate Alvaro Morata, the Colombian has attracted interest from both Chelsea and Manchester United. In the case of Morata, he is set to join Manchester United, per the Sun.
However, Chelsea are confident they won’t lose out when it comes to Rodriguez. According to Spanish publication AS, the Blues are leading the race for his signature.
The 25-year-old has struggled to convince successive Real managers that he deserves a regular spot in the starting line-up.
Even so, Los Blancos will demand between 70 and 80 million euros for him so that they can reinvest that money in trying to sign Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe.
Antonio Conte is keen to bring in another attacking midfielder to fill the void left by Oscar, who left for Shanghai SIPG in January.
Remarkably, it’s just three years since James’ starring role at the World Cup in Brazil, but his stock has fallen considerably since then. A switch to London would represent an opportunity to change that.