United in ‘deep talks’ for James

Manchester United are in ‘deep talks’ with Real Madrid over the signing of playmaker James Rodriguez, according to reports.

The front page of Monday’s Diario AS picks up on reports in The Independent that talks between the clubs for the Colombian have intensified after Wayne Rooney joined Everton.

The former Porto and Monaco star is hopeful his future can be clarified before Tuesday, when Madrid set off on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Dani Ceballos’ imminent arrival from Real Betis is set to speed up the 25-year-old’s departure from the Bernabeu after three years.

Los Blancos are said to have an asking price of €70m for the player although United are hopeful of lowering that, while the two club’s impasse over Alvaro Morata should not damage negotiations.

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