Sunday 23 October 2016

Transfer Talk: United eye out-of-favour Madrid star, Hammers linked with €55m Liverpool swoop

MJ Moran

Published 25/02/2016 | 14:23

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez is said to be target of Manchester United
Real Madrid's James Rodriguez is said to be target of Manchester United

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is reportedly willing to off-load James Rodriguez if their valuation is met, with Man United topping the list of potential suitors.

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The Colombian has failed to establish himself as a regular in the star-studded Madrid line-up and after his €80m move less than two years ago, the gifted midfielder could be moved on this summer.

The Metro reports that the Red Devils are keeping a close on developments and will consider a mega-money move in the summer for the 2014 World Cup star.

Staying at Old Trafford, Manchester Evening News report that Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagamoto will reject the opportunity to move to the club, while AS states that United have reached a “gentleman’s agreement” with Benfica over the sale of their 18-year-old wonderkid Renato.

It is believed a fee of between €70m and €80m would be required in order for any deal to take place.

Chelsea are still willing to splash out more than €100m on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba according to The Metro, while The Sun claims Roman Abramovich is going to give Jose Mourinho's replacement nearly €200m to spend in the summer, with Everton’s John Stones and Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal top of the wishlist.

Alex Teixeira continues to be linked with Liverpool, while West Ham are reportedly weighing up an audacious double bid to prise strikers Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge away from Anfield.

The move would cost the Hammers somewhere in the region of €55m.

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