Adidas are prepared to help fund any potential transfer of James Rodriguez after reports claimed the Colombian will be allowed to leave Real Madrid.
Super agent Jorge Mendes is working a move to the Premier League for the 25-year-old, who is believed to have been told his future at Real is bleak.
Mendes, who is well connected with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, has made contact with the Old Trafford club to try and secure a move for James. Mourinho is understood to have a passing interest in the midfielder, but has other more important targets this summer.
That has led Mendes to punt the player to Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in a bid to secure him a high-profile move to England.
And now Adidas – the player’s kit sponsor – are committed to paying 20% of his wages if he moves to the Premier League, according to the Daily Mirror.
It’s a staggering development that James – a £63million recruit three years ago – cannot find a suitor and such is that Adidas are willing to foot part of a prospective deal.
James, who has three years left to run on his Bernabeu deal, has scored 11 goals and earned 13 assists in 32 appearances for Real this season.