James Rodriguez, Real Madrid's attacking midfielder, has reached an initial agreement to sign for Manchester United, according to Colombian radio station RCN.
Journalist Antonio Casale, director of the programme En La Jugada (In the move), revealed that according to his sources, the player and his agent Jorge Mendes (who also represents Mourinho, the coach of Man Utd), met recently with Florentino Pérez to express James' dissatisfaction for his situation at the club and to show him the offers the player has on the table.
James ready to move to Manchester
However the Real Madrid president urged them to wait until after the season has finished to take stock of the situation. This didn't go down well with James, who has now reached an initial agreement with United to swap Madrid for Manchester. All that's lacking is for Real Madrid to agree to the deal, once the Champions League final in Cardiff has been played.
James lacking opportunities at Real Madrid
James' lack of playing time saw the player thinking seriously about his future in December. However he finally decided to stay and attempt to convince Zidane of his place in the French coach's plans.
And his performances recently are on his side, whether he stays or goes. Despite having played only 1,739 minutes, being 19th on the most used list, with only Casillas, Pepe, Mariano and Coentrao appearing less, he's scored 11 and set up 13.
James: win LaLiga and the Champions League and then...
James is focused, like the other players in the squad, in winning the double of LaLiga and the Duodécima, the 12th European Cup, a double Real Madrid haven't won since 1958. He's not going to let up his day to day work, but he's not happy with his situation at the club, and so he's looking to his future, a future that looks ever more likely to be in England...