Liverpool Join Chelsea And Arsenal In Chase For £50 Million Man
Since taking over as Real Madrid manager in January, Zinedine Zidane has wasted no time putting his mark on the club.
The Frenchman has promoted the likes of Lucas Vasquez and Marco Asensio to the first team, and is picking them ahead of some of the more established galacticos.
One of those that have fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu is James Rodriguez, and Liverpool are the latest team being linked with the Colombian, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Since arriving in a whopping £63 million move from Monaco in 2014, James has struggled to make himself a first team regular in Madrid, and Zidane will allow him to leave this summer, if a suitable bid is tabled.
Madrid are holding out for a fee around £51 million, which could potentially put off a lot of suitors.
Jurgen Klopp is still looking for improvements, and has inquired about the possibility of signing James, but when you consider how many attacking midfielders Liverpool already have, it’s hard to see why such a fee would be spent on another.
Maybe the Reds are worried about losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in future? Who knows, but it’s clear Klopp is monitoring the 25-year-old’s situation.
Arsenal and Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in him, but as we know, it’s hardly likely that the Gunners will pay out that kind of sum, and Chelsea seem more keen on the idea of bringing in another striker.
There’s less than a week to go until the transfer window slams shut, so anyone willing to shell out on James will have to do it quickly, or stick with what they’ve got.