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Jorge Mendes is reportedly trying to convince Manchester United chief Ed Woodward to do him a favour by signing want-away Real Madrid midfielder James Rodrgiuez – despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vetoing the transfer.
Solskjaer is looking for a creative midfielder in this window and has a number of options he is considering.
According to Colombian magazine Las 2 Orillas Mendes is trying to convince Woodward to capture Rodriguez for that role. The report insists United boss is completely against accepting the terms and it is solely the work of the agent trying to seek a huge payday.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has registered a slight interest in the 29-year-old but has yet to make a firm approach.
Rodriguez has struggled for form over recent years and was loaned out to Bayern Munich last season. The 29-year-old spent this campaign fighting for a place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI but he has only made one La Liga appearance in the last 10 months.
There has been talk the ex-Porto and Monaco ace had fallen out with the Real boss but he dismissed those claims as lies when discussing his future in June.
“It’s always uncomfortable to listen to the many lies that are said about someone, what’s important is the opinion of my family and those who know me,” he said.
“Anyway, it’s something that doesn’t affect me because I know what’s true and I work hard every day to be where I am. Those who surround me are always happy with what I have to offer.”
Source- Daily and Sunday Express