Home Football Report: Chelsea Make Contact With Real Madrid To Sign Star Midfielder

Report: Chelsea Make Contact With Real Madrid To Sign Star Midfielder

Chelsea are looking to rebuild under new manager Antonio Conte, following a disappointing attempt at retaining their Premier League title last season.

The Pensioners will need an injection of talent into their squad if they are to get back to the top in England, and therefore there has been a lot of speculation as to whom might head to Stamford Bridge this summer.

A report in Spain today from El Confidencial suggests that Chelsea have been in talks with Real Madrid surrounding a move for James Rodriguez.

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 23:  James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF gives the ok to his teammates during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Elche CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The 24 year-old Columbian is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous attacking midfielders in the game at present, but he has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu since Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as manager.

This would be a move that makes sense for all parties concerned, as Chelsea are in need of a creative spark in midfield to bring their attacking stars more into the game.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28:  James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Last season passed by the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, but in front of the right playmaker, the pair could rediscover the form which saw them carry the club to the Premier League title in the 2014/2015 season.

Rodriguez would be a major coup for Chelsea, but with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG all reportedly interested, it could be tough to secure his services.


About The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team. If you would like to join the team, drop us an email at write@punditarena.com.