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James is surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid reject Chelsea's offer to take James Rodriguez on loan

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With three days of the transfer window to go, Chelsea's activity is far from over as Antonio Conte desperately continues his search for a new defender, after seeing his £35 million bid for Alessio Romagnoli rejected by AC Milan.

But the Italian isn't just pursuing defensive reinforcements, with the former Italy boss looking to bring in another midfielder, also. And it appears the Blues are just as serious about their attempts to strengthen going forward, as they are at the back.

That has been backed up by the fact that The Mirror have reported the Blues have made an audacious attempt to take Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez on a season-long loan.

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The Colombia international has fallen out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Zinedine Zidane admitting he hopes the player can find a new club sooner rather than later, in order for the 25-year-old to kick on with his career.

Despite the attacking midfielder featuring in both Los Blancos' first two league fixtures, and in the UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla, the Real boss does not consider the Colombian to play a significant part in his plans.

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However, despite Real being ready to let James go, who they signed for around £65 million from AS Monaco in 2014, club president Florentino Perez blocked Chelsea's loan move, with the Spanish giants only willing to consider a permanent deal.

Juve considering offer

It is understood Los Blancos could demand as much as £60 million for the player, with Serie A champions Juventus also monitoring the Colombian's situation. James is reportedly open to the idea of a move to the Premier League, where his family are keen on relocating.

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Zidane recently admitted: “James is a Real Madrid player. When I answer these questions, it feels as though I want him to leave.

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"But he is a Real player and he is under contract. It's true that he has played less minutes and that can be a problem. I always try to make every player feel important. James is the same as the others.”

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However, with Conte's desperation for a defender causing some concern, it remains to be seen whether the Blues will have time to turn their attention to James, whose hefty fee could slow down any potential talks of a permanent move, between Real and Chelsea.

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