There are few big names buzzing through the transfer rumor mill on Monday, one of whom is a manager.
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New Club World Cup champion James Rodriguez is firing up the gossip mill on his own, as the Real Madrid man says he has “seven days to decide” if he’ll be staying at the Bernabeu.
Rodriguez says there are offers on the table for his services, which cost Real $84 million after the last World Cup. It’s hard to imagine his value has gone down much as, at 25, he’s still got plenty left in the tank. Chelsea is mentioned as a target.
“I can’t assure I will stay at Real Madrid. I have offers and seven days left to think about my future. I am happy in Madrid, but I want to play more. I have a bitter feeling as I wanted to play the final, but I am happy for the title. It’s the 15th title in my career.”
Marca says two of three suitors for Eibar midfielder Dani Garcia hail from the Premier League. West Ham and Southampton are said to be interested in the 26-year-old central midfielder, a box-to-box player who captains Los Armeros.
And not quite a transfer, but how about this? Unai Emery left safe footing at Sevilla, where he was a three-time Europa League champion, to test his mettle at Paris Saint-Germain. Life isn’t off to a good start for Emery, and now rumors say Louis van Gaal could be next in line to manage the Parc des Princes’ set.