Man United-linked playmaker available, Euro giants could sell for £72.1m

James Rodriguez’s future at Real Madrid is in doubt ahead of the 2016/17 season amid links between the playmaker and Manchester United, according to reports from Marca, who claim he may be sold for €85m (£72.1m).

The Colombia international only joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2014 on the back of a stunning World Cup campaign, and initially shone in the La Liga side’s first XI.

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However, his game time last term was reduced, and it’s understood that he is some way down manager Zinedine Zidane’s pecking order.

And reports from Marca (below) claim that he could be allowed to leave before the close of the transfer window, with Real valuing him at £72.1m.

Man United have been aligned with the 25-year-old of late, with speculation having suggested that a bid of €40m (£33.9m) has been tabled for Rodriguez.

The Manchester giants have already snapped up Henrikh Mkhitaryan to bolster their attacking midfield ranks this summer, and with Paul Pogba also nearing a move to Old Trafford, it remains to be seen if Jose Mourinho’s side can afford to match Real’s asking price for the South American.