Manchester United and Chelsea take notice; Real Madrid are happy to sell James Rodriguez, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
Balague claims that Real want to sell one of their marquee players to fund their next spending spree, and are unable to find a buyer for Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Cristiano cannot find a team to buy him, and Real Madrid cannot find a team to sell Ronaldo to,” Ballague told Sky Sports.
“That means Real have to look for alternatives to finance the new signings they plan to make. So, as a consequence Real Madrid want to sell James.”
Why Real would be looking to sell Ronaldo – who has scored 36 goals this season – is a mystery, although he has recently turned 31 years of age.
Madrid boss may think that they have little time left to cash-in on the world superstar, but they will surely not be too upset that he is poised to stay!
James is much more dispensable in terms of a playing resource, but has regained his regular place since Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as manager.
Nevertheless the speculation persists that Manchester United or Chelsea could make a summer swoop for the Colombian, who starred at the 2014 World Cup.
The 24-year-old cost Los Blancos in the region of £60m and it would probably take a similar sum for Real to sell – but they are seemingly open to offers.
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