English Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United will purportedly secure horns in the race to sign Real Madrid assailant James Rodriguez this summer transfer window, with the Spanish club willing to tune in to offers this summer.
The Columbia international has been with Bundesliga champion’s Bayern Munich on advance from Spanish capital since the summer of 2017 and he is expected for arrival to the capital on June 15.
The report has it that the Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane has not put stock in the abilities of the Columbian forward and will give him a chance to leave from the club at a slice cost said to be £36 million. Selling at this price doesn’t look a good business having signed him for a whopping 90m euros in the summer window of 2014 season.
A report originating from Spanish outlet Marca claims that Bundesliga giants Bayern will be given a refusal to sign till he comes back to Santiago Bernabeu, giving Chelsea and Manchester United an opportunity in the race to sign him this summer.
Should the English Premier League club be eager to outperform the Madrid’s asking cost on the Columbian international, the victor will be chosen by the assailant, who might need a Champions League football next season, giving Chelsea a high ground in a potential arrangement having verified a spot in the European challenge.
Having completed third in the Premier League this season, the Blues have likewise achieved the Europa League final where they will go head to head rivals Arsenal in Baku May 29 as their last game of the season’s campaign.
The West London club have just surrendered expectations on keeping their star Eden Hazard, who is en route to Santiago Bernabeu this summer transfer window, and getting James Rodriguez ought to top off the void the Belgian will leave in the Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Chelsea will likewise be expecting the landing of American Christian Pulisic, who conceded to a move back in January, from Borussia Dortmund this summer.