The Colombian professional footballer James Rodriguez seems unhappy at his current home Real Madrid where he has been since 2014 for a £71 million deal.
Rodriguez is reportedly attracting interest from Juventus and Chelsea. And the Spaniards looking at the 2014 buy at £71 million are highly unlikely to get that much from any sale. The Serie A giants have cash to spend following the world record £89 million summer sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.
Juventus' interest will come as a blow to Chelsea who are long-time admirers of Rodriguez who can play as an attacking midfielder or winger.
As per Lee Astley of the Sun, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte would prefer a loan deal for the attacking midfielder, but Real are likely to be keen on pushing through a permanent sale.
Speaking to Spanish radio station RCN, per the Sun report, Rodriguez recently said of his future in Spain:
"I want to play more. But, hey, there’s someone (Zidane) who commands all and it is he who says who plays who does not play. He takes decisions and he calls the shots. You have to respect all that. It is not how everyone says (his relationship with Zidane). It is a relationship that is fit between a player and a coach. I’m in a club where everyone wants to win and you are always needed to play well. It is the biggest (club) worldwide – that is Real Madrid."