Reports: Real Madrid ready to sell James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata; Manchester United and Chelsea interested
James Rodriguez struggled for form and fitness with Real Madrid this season and now latest reports from Sport claim that Florentino Perez is ready to sell the out of favour Colombian playmaker. James showed glimpses of his class in the recently concluded Copa America Centenario tournament where he guided his side to a third-place finish.However, Zidane is not convinced with the former Porto star and is keen to sell him.
The same report claims that Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race to sign James, with Real Madrid wanting close to £63m for his signature. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is also keen to sign the Colombian but the former Chelsea boss is only ready to pay £50m to secure the Colombian’s services.
Alvaro Morata along with James Rodriguez has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent times.
According to reports from Mirror, Los Blancos are eager to submit a £75million bid (£40m + Alvaro Morata) in order to force Chelsea’s hands into selling their most prized asset.
Mirror understands that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of the Belgian ace and after seeing his performances at Euro 2016, French manager is keen to bring Hazard to Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
It was always reported that Real Madrid wanted to sell Morata after they bought him back from Juventus and now Florentino Perez and Zidane seem to have decided to sell the promising striker despite his good performances at the Euros.
James Rodriguez admits he is unhappy with the way Real Madrid are treating him
James Rodriguez has taken a swipe at his club, Real Madrid, over the lack of playing time this season. The Colombian – whilst on international duty recently – spoke to reporters about how he's been able to perform better for his country than his club because of the lack of playing time and the support he receives.
James moved to Real Madrid at the beginning of last season from Ligue 1 side Monaco for a reported €80m and hit the track running surprising his then-manager Carlo Ancelotti and the Bernabeu crowd but his performances this season has drawn a lot of criticism.
The Colombian, speaking to reporters after an international game, said "When you play and have everyone’s support it’s easier," referring to the lack of playing time and support from the Real Madrid crowd who at times have booed him.