Chelsea will likely rival Manchester United for the services of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez this transfer window, with the Spanish club having put him up for sale.
James Rodriguez has been on loan with German giants Bayern Munich since the summer of 2017, and he is due to return to the Spanish capital on June 15.
However, Zinedine Zidane is not keen on reintroducing James Rodriguez into the fold in Real Madrid, and will let the Colombia international leave for a cut-price £36 million deal.
Marca claims Bayern Munich will be given the first refusal until June 15, but if they decide to pass up on the chance to sign the midfielder, Chelsea and Manchester United are expected to fight for him.
If both Premier League giants are willing to match the requested fee, the decision could go to the player, which is where Champions League qualification could be vital, and the Blues have secured their way to the top European competition.
Despite that success, the FA Cup holders have advanced to the final of the Europa League where they will face London rivals Arsenal in their last game of the season.
But Chelsea are resigned to losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, and the addition of James Rodriguez would be a great move for the Blues as Christian Pulisic will join the club in the summer since he agreed to move in summer.
Reports in France already claim that Chelsea agreed £100 million transfer fee for Eden Hazard to send him to Madrid.