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PSG to rival Manchester United for ‘new Ronaldo’

Rodriguez has been labelled the ‘new Ronaldo’ (©GettyImages)
Rodriguez has been labelled the ‘new Ronaldo’ (©GettyImages).

Manchester United transfer target James Rodriguez is attracting interest from French club Paris St Germain, according to talkSPORT.

The Colombian international has emerged as a possible January target for United, with recent reports suggesting Nani’s departure from Old Trafford could hasten the arrival of the young Porto playmaker.

But talkSPORT claims big-spending French side PSG are now in the frame to challenge for the signature of Rodriguez, who has been labelled the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ on account of his dribbling skills.

The 21-year-old is also reportedly a target for Real Madrid, and has already bagged four goals in nine appearances for his Portuguese club, including one against PSG in the Champions League.

Confident displays for Porto and national side Colombia have led to speculation that a move from Porto could be on the cards, and Manchester United were believed to be leading the chase for the youngster. Rodriguez recently described United as a ‘great club’ but played down rumours he has set to move to Old Trafford.

But, with Nani unsettled at United, Rodriguez was linked as an ideal replacement for the Portugal international.

Porto have lost Radamel Falcao and Hulk in recent transfer windows to big-money offers from abroad, and it will likely take another huge offer to tempt them to sell Rodrgieuz – the Colombian has a £37m buyout clause in his contract.

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