Chelsea consider ambitious swoop for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez

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Chelsea are reportedly monitoring James Rodriguez’s situation at Real Madrid with the view of making a move for his signature in the summer, according to the Daily Express.

The Colombian international is believed to be weighing up his options in the Spanish capital due to a poor relationship with Head Coach Rafa Benitez.

He joined the club from Monaco in a big money deal following the World Cup, where he’d led his country to the quarter-finals before crashing out in a breathless encounter with hosts Brazil.

Manchester United had been keen on snapping him up around the same time, but he instead chose to link up with the Spanish giants instead.

However, despite signing a six-year deal with Madrid, he is already ready to quit should he be unable to get more of a foothold in the side.

The 24-year-old has been limited to just four starts in La Liga under Benitez following his recovery from injury at the start of the campaign.

And with The Blues holding concerns over the form of Cesc Fabregas, it is believed that they are targeting Rodriguez as a possible replacement.

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