Chelsea pull the plug on James Rodriguez's deal

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Chelsea pull the plug on James Rodriguez's deal

According to English media, Chelsea have pulled out of the race to sign Real Madrid wantaway James Rodriguez.

But MARCA say Paris Saint-Germain have now taken the lead for the Colombian who already has a foot and a half outside of Madrid after the arrival of Ceballos from Real Betis.

PSG manager Emery's goal is Mbappe but the difficulty in signing the striker of Monaco means PSG will have an alternative. And that's Philippe Coutinho according to L'Equipe.

PSG manager Emery's goal is Mbappe but the difficulty in signing the striker of Monaco means PSG will have an alternative. And that's Philippe Coutinho according to L'Equipe.

Meanwhile, a report by the Metro suggest Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign the Real Madrid midfielder.

Sport claim that Jurgen Klopp’s side were among the teams who were approached by Jorge Mendes, Rodriguez’s agent, and told that the Colombian was available. But Liverpool are not willing to pay Madrid’s €75 million (£66m) asking price.

Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sell Rodriguez this summer but his refusal to admit that the 25-year-old is available has driven up his price.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Inter were also contacted by Mendes as he continues to search for a buyer.

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