Jose Mourinho sanctions €40m deal for Champions League winner, Attacker wants to join club!

James Rodriguez

Manchester United have reportedly tabled an ambitious €40m bid to lure James Rodriguez from Real Madrid in the current transfer window. The 25-year-old is determined to join a rival European club despite interest among several Chinese clubs.

James has seen minimal action from the starting lineup this season with manager Zinedine Zidane not entirely convinced with his abilities.

According to German source Don Balon, the Red Devils have tabled a take-or-leave offer of around €40m for the player with Jose Mourinho keen to reinforce his squad further in the New Year.

The Special One has seen his side notch nine wins on the trot in all competitions, but this will deter him from spending big on a player of his choice this winter.

Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is for now holding out on a €60m sum for the player’s transfer, and this is likely to put the deal to a stall until the summer.

Members of the Chinese Football Association have shown the willingness to match the €80m fee Real paid AS Monaco for James in 2014, but the South American is reluctant to join a low-reputed league.

James has made just four starts in La Liga in the ongoing campaign.