Manchester United are ready to line up an important bid to bring Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez to Old Trafford, British newspaper The Sun has claimed.
The Red Devils need a shocking signing to boost the morale of the fans and take their team to the next level, following the disappointing season they are completing.
Apart from firing Louis Van Gaal, the United directors know that they need to bring a world-class player who can lead the team, and James Rodriguez is at the top of their wish list.
James arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 in a 80-million-euros move from AS Monaco. United would have to offer around 100 million to have any possibilities of success.
However, there is little chance Florentino Perez will let one of his most talented players leave, especially with the transfer ban Los Blancos are expected to suffer in the next months.
James Rodriguez was benched by Zinedine Zidane in his first game as Los Merengues manager. He could ask for a move out should he continue starting from the bench. Yet, the Frenchman has already said the 24-year-old will be a crucial player in his team.