As per reports from multiple sources, La Liga side Real Madrid are looking to sell their star midfielder James Rodriguez despite the request of their manager Zinedine Zidane to allow James to stay in the team at least for this season.

A report carried by Don Balon states that Zidane is the only man in the Real Madrid management who is backing James Rodriguez while other management members, including the President of the club Florentino Perez, want the player to leave the club.

The Spanish weekly sports magazine further adds that the club President has already started talks with other clubs like Napoli and Atletico Madrid for the sale of their star player. However, no the deal is yet to materialise since the player himself has stated that he is not interested in leaving the Real Madrid camp.

Rodriguez had joined Real Madrid from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in 2014 for a reported fee of €75 million. Post his transfer to Real Madrid, he has won one La Liga, a couple of Champions League titles to add to two FIFA Club World Cups.

Overall, Rodriguez netted as many as 36 goals and recorded 40 assists in 112 matches for Real Madrid since 2014, while in between he did not play for a few seasons as he was loaned out to Bayern Munich.