Champions League and La Liga winners, Real Madrid wanted Chelsea to sign James Rodriguez during the summer transfer window before Colombian forward made a switch to Bayern Munich, according to the Spanish reports.
The Colombia international has found his first-team minutes limited under Zinedine Zidane last campaign and ended up to sign for Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich.
The Daily Mail claims that the West London club had the chance to sign Former Porto star before his move to the Bavarians but they had turned down the opportunity.
Madrid reportedly wanted Antonio Conte’s side to sign both Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez to stand a better chance to sign the Blues Belgian duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.
The report also suggested that Hazard remains Zidane’s No.1 transfer target and Frech manager ready to make an approach for his signature when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.
The Times claimed that Belgian superstar has turned down Chelsea’s £300,000 a week offer.
The Belgium international is reportedly holding out for an offer from Real Madrid, and the Spanish giants ready to offer Hazard the same wage package at Santiago Bernabeu.