Man Utd and Chelsea target James has nothing to prove, says Mendes

The Real Madrid playmaker’s agent claims his client ‘can play anywhere’ and will continue to explore his options as the winter window approaches

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has nothing to prove as he continues to be linked with a move away, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.

Manchester United, Juventus and Chelsea are among the clubs reportedly interested in James, who has struggled for game time at Madrid this season.

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Mendes, who has said James will not be leaving the LaLiga leaders in January, said the Colombia international needed to work his way back into Zinedine Zidane’s plans.

“He’s a top player. He can play anywhere. He doesn’t have to prove anything,” he told Sky Italia.

“He’s a player who has done well. Now, he has to recover to convince Zidane.”

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James has made just eight La Liga appearances for Madrid this season, scoring one goal.

Asked about the links to Juve, Mendes said: “I don’t speak of clubs. We’ll see what will happen.”