Fans react as Chelsea now ready to sign James Rodriguez
All the suggestions are that Chelsea are not yet done in the transfer market and, with ten days of the window to go, there’s potential news on a big money signing coming to Stamford Bridge.
With a N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi in the door the Blues are close, according to the Express, to securing a deal for James Rodriguez after offering £60 million for the playmaker.
While Real president Florentino Perez is against selling the Colombian, manager Zinedine Zidane is open to the idea as it will free up some funds to allow him to bring in a couple of new players, either this month or in the next transfer window.
Rodriguez has struggled in Madrid since his move two years ago, and was an unused substitute in the Champions League final in May after making just 17 starting appearances in La Liga last season.
The report claims that Arsenal and Manchester United are also keen on the high-profile star but it appears Chelsea are ready to test Real’s resolve with their offer.
The bid has also split fans of the London club as, while some would love to see James join, others would rather the money was spent on other areas of the team. Interesting Chelsea fan reactions on next pages.