The Real Madrid star’s representative has been pictured alongside billionaire Shu Yuhui, fuelling talk about a big-money switch to China

Super-agent Jorge Mendes has been pictured meeting with Tianjin Quanjian’s billionaire owner amid speculation surrounding James Rodriguez’s future at Real Madrid.

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James, 25, recently confirmed he would be staying at Real but that has not stopped speculation linking him with a big-money move to China.

Chinese Super League outfit Hebei Fortune rejected claims on Wednesday that they had offered £95 million for the Colombia attacking midfielder.

However, talk has been intensified after James’ representative Mendes met with Tianjin Quanjian chief Shu Yuhui to present him with a signed Real shirt from Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

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Mendes has overseen a number of transfers involving CSL clubs of late with Jadson, Luis Fabiano, Jackson Martinez, Ricardo Carvalho and Axel Witsel all heading to Asia under his guidance.

Another one of Mendes’ clients, James’ Real team-mate and Portugal defender Pepe, has reportedly received two offers from Chinese Super League clubs.

James joined Real from Monaco for a reported £63 million fee in 2014 but he has since struggled to earn regular game time in the presence of the likes of Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with making a move for him in recent weeks.