James Rodriguez is set to depart Real Madrid in January, with a host of Premier League clubs interested in the midfielder, Spanish reports claim.
The Colombian finished his two season loan with Bayern Munich this summer and the German champions opted against signing him permanently.
As a result Real chiefs looked to offload the South American with Serie A giants Napoli just failing in a bid to sign the 28-year-old.
And despite making nine appearances this term, scoring once, El Desmarque report club president Florentino Perez has told Rodriguez’s agent Jorge Mendes the player can leave.
It’s understood Real boss Zinedine Zidane favours Spaniard Isco and wants to free up space in the squad.
It means the La Liga giants are working to sell Rodriguez in the winter window.
Manchester United, who failed to bring in a midfielder this summer after targeting Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen, are named as the most likely destination for the unwanted Real star.
t’s claimed Zidane could use Rodriguez in a player plus cash deal for Frenchman Paul Pogba, who the manager has already revealed he admires.
But Arsenal and Chelsea are also said to be monitoring the 2016 World Cup Golden Boot winner’s situation in the Spanish capital.
Serie A champions Juventus have already registered an interest in the ex-Bayern loanee.