CHELSEA defender Reece James wants to join Real Madrid next summer as Florentino Perez puts together a tempting package, according to reports.
James signed a bumper new six-year contract at Stamford Bridge last year (2022), which nets him a reported wage of £250,000-a-week, and made him one of the highest earners in the club.
However – there was alot of transfer speculation over the summer window that Madrid were very interested in trying to get a deal done for the Englishman, but were unable to convince the club to let him leave Stamford Bridge.
But Spanish publication Nacional claims Perez is ‘convinced’ Real Madrid’s priority next summer ‘must be the incorporation of a right back’ with their ‘trust in Dani Carvajal limited’.
Despite Carvajal starting off the season well, Perez ‘doubts that he can maintain this level throughout the year’ and therefore ‘going to the market is an obligation’.
James doesn’t want to keep ‘collecting failures’ at Stamford Bridge and he ‘could opt for a change of scenery’ if the Premier League club fail to qualify for the Champions League for the second year on the bounce.
Nacional adds that James has already said ‘yes’ to joining Real Madrid in that case with Los Blancos ready to present the club with an €80m (£69m) offer for the 23-year-old.
Look, we do not believe that James will be leaving the club over the next couple of windows as he is one of the most important players of the side.
We believe that this is just a silly rumour.
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