Serie A club almost finished talks with €50m-rated Blues transfer target

Little Donkeys almost finished negotiations with Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez and set to battle with Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus for the player. The Italian club have problems in the midfield as Marek Hamsik moved to China, Allan and Piotr Zielinski linked with several clubs and they need replacement.

Colombia international is the perfect choice in this situation as he had an excellent season and proved his worth one more time. Carlo Ancelotti will do everything to sign him this summer, but it will be difficult as Blues, Red Devils, Gunners, Reds and Bianconeri also planning to make a bid during the transfer window.

There will be a contest for the footballer, and his price could become much more. Rodriguez joined the Los Blancos from Monaco in 2014 with a €75m deal. He is one of the best attackers in Europe and a key figure for the club. In this campaign, James played 28 matches, scored seven goals and made six assists in all tournament.

It is an impressive result, and he can improve his consequences during the next season. The 27-year-old playmaker has contracted with the Spanish club until 2021, and his release clause is around €50m.

He regularly plays in the national team and also helped them to reach the quarter-final in the 2014 World Cup, but after losing 2-1 against Brazil, they kicked out from the competition. Probably Colombian superstar will accept the correct offer from the Italian coach. Napoli had a fantastic result in Serie A as they finished the tournament in a second place and got the Champions League ticket.