It is now about four days to the opening of the January transfer window, we are certainly in for some shock transfers.
James Rodriguez, the £63million Real Madrid midfielder who has fallen down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu, has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Premier League.
The Colombian ace, whose current situation with the reigning European champions has alerted Arsenal with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, has angered the Los Blancos officials with a series of outbursts after struggling to maintain a regular first-team football with Real.
When Colombia-based newspaper El Tiempo revealed that James visited the British embassy in Bogota in order to tie up work permit details, a move away from the Spanish capital seemed an inevitability.
However, despite growing discontent, James’ agent Jorge Mendes has ruled out a winter switch: ‘James will not be leaving Madrid in January,’ he told AS….