Liverpool join race to sign 25-year-old Real Madrid star – report

Liverpool are in the race to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Liverpool have joined the race to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Express, is claiming that Liverpool are ready to battle for the Colombian’s signature as Jurgen Klopp prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season.

The same report states that Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing Rodriguez this summer.

However, the story also claims it it could prove difficult to convince Rodriguez to pick a move to Anfield over Manchester United, because the 25-year-old favours a switch to Old Trafford to link up with manager Jose Mourinho.

The Colombian midfielder’s future at Real Madrid has been a source of speculation in recent weeks because of his lack of playing time at the Bernabeu.

Rodriguez only started 13 La Liga games for the Spanish side last season but still managed to score eight goals and make six assists for Los Blancos.

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He didn’t feature as Real Madrid beat Juventus last weekend to win their 12th Champions League title.

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