Everton have reportedly offered James Rodriguez a route out of his Real Madrid nightmare this summer.
Rodriguez has made just seven LaLiga appearances this season and is not part of Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane’s plans.
This has alerted a number of Premier League clubs, with Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reporting Arsenal, Chelsea and Wolves have their eye on him.
However, the report states that Everton are thought to be the most keen on Rodriguez and have offered him a four-year deal at Goodison Park.
Should the Colombia international go to Everton, he’d be re-united with Carlo Ancelotti, who coached him at Madrid, as well as at Bayern Munich, where Rodriguez spent two seasons on loan.
However, Rodriguez and Ancelotti only worked together in Germany for a brief period as Bayern sacked Ancelotti in September 2017.
It’s understood Ancelotti tried to sign the player at the start of the current campaign when the Italian was Napoli boss.
Rodriguez has been itching for a move for a while but the fact the Copa America is due to happen next year has made him even more keen to leave the Bernabeu.
He joined the Spanish giants in the summer of 2014 for £71million after some stirring performances at the World Cup in Brazil, which saw Colombia reach the quarter-finals.
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