Man United favourites to sign silky Real Madrid midfielder – not Kovacic

Manchester United, who are in search of another attack minded player after seeing Alexis Sanchez flop throughout this season, are reportedly leading the race for Colombian international James Rodriguez in the summer.

José Mourinho told reporters after completing his move for former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, that he has no reason to bring a new striker to the team this summer. However, the Portuguese manager seems to have changed his decision having seen the former Arsenal goal poacher failed to live up to his billings since his switch to Old Trafford.

Real Madrid and Colombian striker James Rodriguez who is on a two-year loan move at the Allianz Arena is currently in Mourinho’s transfer target as he hopes to find a lasting solution to his team’s lack of goals during the first-half of the season.

The Red Devils will have to battle with Bayern Munich who are also willing to sign him up on a permanent deal as the Bundesliga giants are set to let go of Robert Lewandowski in the summer after the Poland international agrees personal terms with the Los Blancos.

The 2014 World Cup star has been unable to establish himself as a regular starter in Hyenkes’ team this season, he therefore wants a move to Old Trafford where he could lay claim for a starting berth in Mourinho’s star-studded team next season.