Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly opened talks over a £52million deal to seal the transfer of Real Madrid playmaker and Manchester United target James Rodriguez.
The big-spending Ligue 1 giants have drawn up a list of ambitious targets for this summer, having been recently linked with big names such as Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well.
But now Rodriguez seems to be among the club’s priorities, with the Colombia international widely expected to leave the Bernabeu after a frustrating season under Zinedine Zidane.
The former Monaco man struggled for playing time and made no secret of his distaste of the manager’s decisions with a number of high-profile stroppy reactions when being subbed off in games.
Jose Mourinho’s side seem to have cooled their interest in the 25-year-old, with the likes of Alvaro Morata and Ivan Perisic seemingly higher priorities in attack.
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Rodriguez has largely flopped during his three years in Spain, perhaps prompting United to look at other options instead of risking a considerable sum of money on a player yet to perform consistently outside of the French and Portuguese leagues.