Real Madrid seems to have given up on convincing Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez to remain at the Bernabeu beyond this summer.
James has been left frustrated by the lack of trust that coach Zinedine Zidane has for him. The Frenchman has preferred to use Isco or other attacking midfielders in big matches while fielding the Colombian in games with smaller opposition. This situation has led to frustration for the Colombian.
James was very close to signing for Chelsea during the winter transfer window but decided against leaving Real Madrid at the last minute.
The Blues are still interested in him, but they now face serious competition from Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
This competition from some of the biggest teams in Europe has led Real Madrid to slap a £65 million price tag on the Colombian.
This figure will likely not scare away teams like Manchester United or Chelsea, but he is not their main transfer target this summer.
If both English teams are serious about signing the player, they have an opportunity to get him in a player exchange deal.
Real Madrid is interested in signing Blues goalie Thibaut Courtois as well as his Manchester United counterpart, David De Gea, both teams can offer their goalies as sweeteners for the deal to go through.