James has fallen down the pecking order ever-since Zinedine Zidane took over the helms at the Spanish giants – with Gareth Bale, Isco and Casemiro are all ahead of the 25-year-old in the first-team title picture.
Chelsea are favorites to land the £50 million rated star forward but are set to face stiff competition from their title rivals.
James Rodriguez’ future has been under doubt for a very long time now and the former Monaco star has made it clear that he wants more first-team action now.
Chelsea tried to sign James Rodriguez in the winter transfer window, but he refused to force a move as he believed that he could earn a starting spot in the team.
However, Real Madrid will be looking to recoup the £63 million they paid to sign him from Monaco in 2014.
A bidding war could begin to secure the services of James Rodriguez, with Liverpool, Arsenal and City all ready to give Chelsea a run for their money.