Manchester United have been boosted by the news Real Madrid star James Rodriguez would prefer a move to Old Trafford this summer.
The Colombia international, who joined Los Blancos from Monaco on a six-year deal in summer 2014 on the back of his Golden Boot exploits at the World Cup in Brazil, has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 24-year-old impressed with 17 goals in his first season in the Spanish capital, but he has found first-team action difficult to come by this past campaign because Lucas Vasquez, Jese Rodriguez and Casemiro have often been ahead of him in the pecking order.
The attacking midfielder has subsequently been linked with a myriad clubs, including Premier League rivals Arsenal, while Italian giants Juventus were thought to be favourites because Real are interested in re-signing Alvaro Morata from them and the Turin outfit could look to take James as part of that deal.
But reports are claiming if James does get the green light to leave Madrid then he will push for a move to join United.