Wolverhampton in the hunt for €40m-rated Liverpool transfer target

Wolves have reportedly expressed an interest in making a shock move for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez in the summer transfer window. Colombia international is not happy at Madrid since returning from his two-year loan spell at Bayern, and the playmaker’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is trying to reduce the club’s asking price to facilitate an exit.

James has had his fair share of injury issues this campaign and has just played 13 matches in all tournaments during the current season. As a result, Rodriguez is worried that his lack of game time could affect his opportunities of playing for Colombia in this summer’s Copa America.

Wolverhampton have expressed an interest in trying to bring the ex-Man United and Liverpool target to Premier League. The report claims that Wolverhampton have contacted Jorge about their interest in the 28-year-old attacker, and to help his client find a new home Jorge is said to be trying to get Los Blancos to lower their £70m asking price.

The Colombian superstar, who moved to Real from Monaco for £71m in 2014, has a contract that runs until 2021 but La Liga giants are looking to raise funds by selling the player to improve Zizou’s squad.

Wolverhampton are not alone in their interest for James, however, with Atletico Madrid, Everton and Valencia also keen on a player who has scored 37 goals and provided 42 assists in 124 games for the Spanish club.

But they are boosted by the fact that Jorge Mendes already has a good relationship with Wolves, as he helped finalise deals for goalkeeper Rui Patricio and playmaker Joao Moutinho to join the team in 2018.