Liverpool are interested in signing Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague
The Sunday Mirror previously reported that the Anfield club are back in the race to sign Rodriguez following new reports the Colombia international has ”fallen out” with Real boss Zinedine Zidane.
Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and it seems Jurgen Klopp’s side believe they can sign James if they qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
And Balague has told Sky Sports that Liverpool are ready to make a summer move for Colombian star – but they aren’t the only club set to chase the 25-year-old.
“Of course they are, but they aren’t the only one,” said Balague. “Liverpool are realistic and I think they realise James is looking for a different type of team.”
“But he is leaving the door open to all possibilities because he knows Real Madrid want to get rid of him. He would like to go to a club like Chelsea or Manchester United and he has offers from England and Italy but we will have to wait and see,” he added.
Arsenal also said to be keen on bringing the highly-rated No.10 to England, as they are searching for a quality replacement for Mesut Ozil as the German star is said to be unhappy in London.
Los Blancos will likely value Rodriguez at roughly £65 million, a steep fee for even the biggest clubs in the world. He has been in the starting eleven just 14 times this season, scoring 12 goals and making five assists.