Chelsea have had an audacious attempt to sign Real Madrid star James Rodriguez on loan blocked, according to the Daily Mirror.
The report suggests the Spanish club blocked the move because they want a £60m permanent deal.
The Daily Star are also reporting that the Blues had an audacious loan bid for James snubbed by Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Real Madrid have blocked the move as president Florentino Perez would prefer to cash in on a £60million permanent deal for the Colombian forward who has become a bit-part player.
But it is understood that James would be open to a move to the Premier League and his family are particularly keen on relocating to England.
Chelsea are anxious to strengthen their squad before the window shuts and Real Madrid may still decide to offload James after signing him for £65million in 2014