Chelsea are in negotiations with Real Madrid for a potential move of Colombian international James Rodriguez as the Blues are ready to offer €70 million, according to the reports.
However Spanish news publication Sport claims the Real Madrid hierarchy are in disagreements over the move. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to keep the player with the club while coach Zinedine Zidane is happy to let the player leave as the Colombian might not get enough chances in the new season.
The report further suggests that both the clubs have not met directly over a move but the Blues are willing to pay £61million (€70m) to bring the forward to West London.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that before he signs new players he has to offload some of the players from the squad and James Rodriguez is the one that the coach is looking to sell to make way for new signings before the transfer window shuts.
Chelsea have already signed Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante earlier but manager Conte is keen to add more signings over the next coming few days. The Blues are looking for a winger as out-of-favour winger Juan Cuadrado is all ready to leave for Juventus for yet another loan spell.
James Rodriguez would be the perfect option for Conte on the right wing as he brings much-needed pace and creativity to their attack as Blues are keen to reach to their former heights after a very poor last season.