Chelsea in talks with James Rodriguez

In recent days, there have been suggestions that up to six major European clubs are trying to sign Colombian James Rodriguez.

Having been left out of the Real Madrid squad for the Champions League final win over Juventus there is clearly no place for James at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane.

On Sunday, AS report that Chelsea have taken a clear lead to sign James Rodriguez.

So much so, that Real Madrid have given James permission to speak with Chelsea to push through a deal.

Chelsea tried to sign James in January

On the face of it, James would not appear to be a player that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would covet.

But, AS report that the Blues tried to sign James last January, when Oscar left for China.

James decided to stay at Real Madrid but is now being lined up by Chelsea as a key player for next season.

Antonio Conte decided he didn’t want Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas and had targeted Alvaro Morata and James.

Chelsea look to have lost…

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