Spanish news source Fichajest says new Chelsea manager, Guus Hiddink is bent on kick-starting his second Blue campaign with a major coup by upsetting Real Madrid for their playmaker, James Rodriguez.
The Dutchman perhaps has noticed early that his squad is tired from a meeting he had with Mourinho or per the latter’s report on the squad and might want to strengthen the team in the January transfer window.
Reports in the Spanish media is rife that the Colombian international who joined Real Madrid last year, following a great performance at the World Cup, is "unhappy at Real Madrid" and that he’s "seeking a move away in January."
James is counted among the players at Real who are up in arms against Benitez at the Santiago Bernabeu on issues concerning the former Liverpool manager’s relationship with the players and team tactics.
Chelsea would be getting a player of the highest quality in James who has had a quiet season but still held in high esteem among their fans.
The 24-year old was remarkable in the 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano recently. James pairing up with the hardworking Willian and Hazard could give the team a juicy forward but admittedly, Real Madrid is not a side who would not put in a fight for one of its brightest players.