Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all reportedly interested in Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez. The Colombian has fallen down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu and has been persistently linked with a move away from Los Blancos in recent months.
The 25-year-old star joined Real from Monaco in 2014 on the back of his stellar performances at the World Cup in Brazil, where he was one of the standout participants. Since then, however, he has failed to match fans' expectations and has reportedly done nothing during Real's pre-season campaign to make the club want to keep him.
Real paid as much as £65m ($84.4m) to sign Rodriguez two years ago and hope to recoup a similar fee should he leave the club this window. However, his situation is complicated by the fact that only a handful of clubs in the world can afford that sort of transfer fee and Rodriguez's eye-watering wages.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all interested in the player, according to Marca, yet none have made a concrete offer for his services so far.
A move to United would appear to be unlikely as new manager Jose Mourinho has already sealed the four "fundamental" signings he targeted when he took over at Old Trafford. United have secured deals for Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba this summer, meaning another big-money outlay is off the cards.
Arsenal, on the other hand, are instead known to be in the market for a striker and a defender, while Chelsea have been heavily linked with a big-money move for Romelu Lukaku. The Blues also already have Eden Hazard, Willian and Oscar in their ranks, all of whom perform a similar role to Rodriguez. But Marca claims that all three Premier League clubs are interested in acquiring the player.