Transfer News: Manchester United close in on Real Madrid midfielder

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English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United are looking to bring in Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez. Reports suggest that the Colombian is unhappy with his playing time.

With Real Madrid facing a transfer ban for the next two transfer windows, United officials are considering making a move this January in order to capture Rodriguez, according to

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has been struggling for game time this season and Rodriguez’s luck has not improved under new boss Zinedine Zidane. James has featured for only 54 minutes in the first two games under the Frenchman.

Real signed James in 2014 after the Colombian had a fantastic World Cup in Brazil. He had an amazing first season with 13 goals and 13 assists in the La Liga.

However, after Rafa Benitez took over as the Real Madrid manager, James lost his starting place and not much has improved under Zidane.

Manchester United has been struggling to create much attacking threat under their coach Louis Van Gaal. The Red Devils have been accused of not being creative in the final third. James Rodriguez is a player of immense quality and can provide the necessary creative force that United is craving for.

James is undoubtedly one of the best players in world football. United are willing to offer Madrid a sum of £60 million (US $84.5 million) for James’ services.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski is presently unhappy with the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as the next Bayern Munich manager. The Polish striker wants to leave the Bavarian outfit at the end of the season, as reported by Fichajes.

The Red Devils has had a torrid time in front of goal and the addition of Lewandowski would certainly add a spark to United’s striking lineup.

Lewandowski has scored 15 goals this season in 16 appearances for the Bundesliga champions.

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