Deal Close: €60m attacker makes stunning U-turn, wants to join Man Utd over Chelsea

James Rodriguez

Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez will seek to push through a move to Old Trafford in the January transfer window. The Colombian international is desperate to leave Los Blancos after falling out with Zinedine Zidane.

The 25-year-old was impressive for his nation at the Copa America Centenario held in the United States over the summer, but this has had no influence on Zidane’s thinking over the player.

With just four La Liga starts to his name this season, Rodriguez is keen to force through an exit with Manchester United being his preferred destination, The Mirror claims.

The South American footballer is deemed to have already applied for a UK working visa, and this will ease the formalities, should Los Blancos agree to offload him in a deal in excess of £50m this month.

The Colombian was initially expected to remain at the Bernabeu for the season, as per his agent, but he has now had a change of mind as he seeks to attain regular first-team football.

Premier League leaders Chelsea have also been credited with interest for the Colombian attacker, and they are not keen on a winter pursuit for his signature.

Rodriguez joined the European champions from AS Monaco following his standout showing for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup finals.