Real Madrid has told both Manchester United and Chelsea that they are willing to sell Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez this summer, but that it will cost whoever wants to buy him a cool £60 million.
The 24-year-old caught the world’s attention during his display in the 2014 Brazil World Cup, a competition in which he won the tournaments prestigious “Golden Boot” award thanks to his six goals that beat out German Thomas Müller.
This display prompted Spanish giants Real Madrid to pay French Ligue 1 side Monaco £60 million for the then 22-year-old South Americans services.
Since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu James has been criticised for his lack of effort and has fallen out with former trainer Rafa Benitez and now new man in charge Zinedine Zidane.
Despite the clubs willingness to let James leave they are determined to get their £60 million back, which means the only clubs likely to be able to afford him are the Premier Leagues big guns and French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG are however concentrating their effort on trying to sign Neymar, even though it looks as if the young Brazilian will sign a new contract with Barcelona. Leaving the English duo to fight it out.