Man United, Arsenal & Chelsea leading race for world-class star, available for £65.3m

Real Madrid are willing to sell James Rodriguez before the close of the current transfer window, with Marca reporting that he’s available for €75m (£65.3m) amid interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Colombia international only joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2014 on the back of a stunning World Cup campaign, yet after impressing him his debut season at the Bernabeu he’s slipped down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane in recent months.

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Indeed, he now appears to be behind the likes of Isco and even youngsters Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, which has prompted Real to consider offloading the playmaker.

Reports claim, however, that the La Liga side are not willing to do business on the cheap, with a £65.3m price-tag on the 25-year-old’s head.

Such a fee is set to make him far too expensive for the vast majority of teams, but it’s understood that Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal are in the race.

Marca’s claim that all three are interested are backed up by recent reports, with Man United said to have offered £33.6m for Rodriguez, while Chelsea and Arsenal are keen.

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