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Man Utd and Liverpool to vie for Colombian star

Man Utd and Liverpool to vie for Colombian star

Rodriguez wanted by EPL pair

Football Transfer Centre

Manchester United and Liverpool are among the top English clubs keen on pursuing the services of Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez.

The Colombia international had previously been linked with a winter move to the Premier League before his agent Jorge Mendes ruled out the possibility.

Rodriguez was deemed to have applied for a UK working visa earlier in the campaign, and this has alerted the likes of United and Liverpool, who maintain a keen interest in his signature.

The Sun reports that both the Red Devils and the Reds are considering respective bids for the Colombian, who has struggled for first-team football at the Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane had been reluctant to play the attacker despite a long-term injury to Gareth Bale earlier in the season, and this will play some part in Rodriguez's decision this summer.

United boss Jose Mourinho is on the search for potential attacking recruits to further bolster the squad, and Rodriguez is said to fit the bill for his tactical setup.

On the other hand, rivals Liverpool also maintain a keen interest, but their move could be dependent on their qualification for next season's Champions League.