Manchester United have been linked with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale time and again, but it could be another Bernabeu talent who ends up at Old Trafford. The Express reports United have been in talks with Los Blancos over a £63 million January move for James Rodriguez, as Zinedine Zidane is “unhappy” with the Colombia icon’s attitude, and he’s willing to let the 24-year-old attacking midfielder go.
Zizou publicly backed James on Saturday, though Madrid have never been afraid to shed a Galactico before. But United fans can breathe easy as Old Trafford officials will reportedly not let David De Gea move in exchange.
Meanwhile, the Mail reports that Ashley Cole will join LA Galaxy despite “late interest” from United due to their defensive injury problems, with Matteo Darmian potentially joining Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young on the sidelines.
The Sun says Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez is also a target, or maybe Louis van Gaal can sign the mouse seen on the Old Trafford flanks on Saturday…