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Manchester United set to complete signing of James Rodriguez

Manchester United set to complete signing of James Rodriguez

- Manchester United have made a surprise move for Real Madrid's James Rodriguez

- The Red Devils have also agreed terms of £75million demanded by Everton for Romelu Lukaku

- The duo are to serve as replacements for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney respectively

Fresh reports indicate that Manchester United are stepping-up their pursuit to land Real Madrid striker James Rodriguez to Old Trafford.

With the exit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and imminent departure of Wayne Rooney, United are making frantic efforts to secure the services of new strikers.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Red Devils have officially released a statement that they have agreed terms of £75million demanded by Everton for Romelu Lukaku.

It was disclosed that Man Utd were saddened to lose out of the race to sign Alvaro Morata but are now in talks with Real Madrid for James Rodriguez.

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Manchester United set to complete signing of James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez on the radar of Manchester United. Photo source: ESPN

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United manager Jose Mourinho has set his eyes in filling the potential void left by Rooney and ahead of United’s pre-season tour, talks are ongoing with Los Blancos for Rodriguez.

However, despite his bleak future at the Bernabeu, Real president Florentino Perez stated that the Colombian is an important player for the Spanish outfit.

“He (Rodriguez) is one of the best players in the world,” he started.

“He belongs to Madrid and Madrid players do not leave when they want to or their parents wants them to.

“We have to match the interests of the players with ours, but mostly those of Madrid,” he concluded.

James Rodriguez contract will not expire until 2020.

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