Manchester United want Romelu Lukaku to reinforce their strike-force and as per latest reports, the Red Devils want James Rodriguez to improve their attacking midfield.
Two days back, Don Balon claimed that the Colombian international only wants to join Manchester United.
Moreover, the Spanish source also mentioned that Rodriguez has a total agreement with the club managed by Jose Mourinho.
Now, according to the latest update provided by The Independent, Manchester United have stepped up discussions to hire the services of the former Monaco playmaker.
The British source have claimed that Mourinho previously had concerns about signing James but he is a versatile attacker and also a marketable personality and now the Red Devils are deep in talks to secure his signature.
Rodriguez currently earns (Star) £185,000-a-week ($238,000-a-week) with the Los Blancos and he directly contributed in 24 goals (11 goals and 13 assists) in the last campaign.
Zidane preferred the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema in his attack last season. Even when the Welsh superstar was injured, the French boss mainly used the likes of Isco and Asensio ahead of James.
Therefore, the South American attacking midfielder needs to leave the Bernabeu for regular first team football and as per the provided Independent link, even Real Madrid want to sell him (for a fee of €70m).
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