James Rodriguez ‘to have Everton medical this week’ ahead of shock transfer

James Rodriguez is set for an Everton medical this coming week.

The Colombian, who was the top goalscorer at the World Cup in 2014, is free for purchase after falling out of favour at Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old made only eight La Liga appearances last season after a successful two-year loan with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, a period in which he won three major trophies.

The 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner has failed to hit his best form since a fine first season in Spain, and it looks as though he is now keen on a switch to Goodison Park.

Now, talkSPORT claim that Rodriguez will fly to the UK and have a medical in the coming days.

It was reported that although Rodriguez had agreed personal terms with the club of £150,000-a-week, the Toffees are not keen on the asking price of £22m.

But that stumbling block appears to have now been bypassed.

The former Porto and Monaco man recently dismissed rumours of a rift with his Real manager Zinedine Zidane, despite his lack of game time under the Frenchman last season.

Everton boss Ancelotti is a keen admirer of Rodriguez.

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During his time at Napoli, Ancelotti said of him: “We’re still talking for James, a player that I really like.

“I’m very attached to James, I rate him very highly and he can certainly improve our team.

“He doesn't need to re-announce himself, he’s a great player.

“But he’s not the only player we’re openly negotiating for. We’re assessing many players."

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