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Jose Mourinho’s Agent to Persuade £42m Ace to Join Man Utd

James Rodriguez could be on his way to the Premier League, with Spanish outlet Diario Gol reporting that the Colombian favours a move to Manchester United if he were to leave Real Madrid.

Rodriguez’s agent Jorge Mendes is continuing to push for a move to Old Trafford. The 25-year-old attacker has lost his place in the Real side under Zinedine Zidane and, unless there is an upturn in fortunes this campaign, he will almost certainly leave the Bernabeu next year – despite Real’s transfer ban.

Mendes represents United boss Jose Mourinho and David de Gea, while he oversaw the transfers of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Anderson, Bebe and Angel di Maria to United, as well as Radamel Falcao’s loan.

The Colombian international netted 17 times in 46 appearances during his first season at Los Blancos, but struggled for first-team action last term and has also started the new campaign out of favour playing only 34 minutes under Zinedine Zidane.

According to Calciomercato, the lack of playing time could decrease Rodriguez’ valuation with a figure of around £42m likely to be accepted by the Royal club.

Along with the Red Devils, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly among the English clubs to be interested in James, with Paris Saint-Germain and his former club Monaco also said to be keen.


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