After the talks regarding a possible move for the Spaniard broke down between the two clubs, the English giants immediately moved on and decided to bring Everton talisman Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford.
However, as per The Independent, that doesn’t seem to have stopped the Red Devils from approaching Los Blancos yet again, so as to enquire about the availability of their out-of-favour playmaker James Rodriguez.
Manchester United have been eyeing the 25-year-old for quite a while, as Jose Mourinho seems to be keen on sealing the deal to replace club captain Wayne Rooney, who looks to be heading back towards his boyhood club from Merseyside.
James’ move to United looks imminent, as Real Madrid are looking to offload the man to fund the signing of Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco.
However, despite not being in Zinedine Zidane’s plans at the La Liga outfit anymore, the club hierarchy has set a €70m price tag on the Colombian – an evaluation the Premier League giants are unlikely to meet. Therefore, this saga is expected to be a lengthy one too, as this was the same reason the deal for Alvaro Morata broke down.
While Manchester United are still teasing the move for James, it all but confirms the end of Wayne Rooney’s stay at the Theatre of Dreams. The Colombian captain, upon joining, would be very creative alongside their record signing Paul Pogba, especially with the likes of Lukaku playing in front of the duo.
Both clubs have talks ongoing, as per recent reports, but it is yet to be seen if the recent disagreements affect this deal in any fashion.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.