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Premier League duo fight to beat PSG to signing of Real Madrid ace

Chelsea and Manchester City are both keen on signing Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Colombian international struggled at the Bernabeu last season, failing to establish himself as a regular starter under either Rafael Benitez or Zinedine Zidane.

However, he bounced back well at the Copa America as he played an important role in helping his country win their third-place playoff game and showed his worth in the process.

According to El Confidencial, both Chelsea and City are keen on signing him this summer with new coaches Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola evidently big admirers of his, but they will need to act quickly as PSG have jumped to the front of the queue.

The Ligue 1 champions have already made contact with his agent, and are expected to make what is described as an “irresistible offer” to the club, as noted in the report.

Furthermore, it is suggested that Rodriguez would be perfect in new PSG coach Unai Emery’s system in the French capital, and would play a similar role to the one he adopts for his country which would undoubtedly suit the 24-year-old.

Rodriguez scored eight goals and provided 10 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions last season, but will be allowed to leave this summer which in turn will be a wise move for his career.

Given his talent and ability to improve, the former Monaco star should arguably be a focal point of a club’s plans moving forward, and he won’t be given that responsibility at Real moving forward.

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