James Rodriguez is very close to joining Everton from Real Madrid, according to Marca journalist Carlos Carpio.

The agreement could be closed for a fee of €25m to €30m. Carlo Ancelotti is very keen on bringing the Colombian playmaker to Merseyside and has been in touch with the 29-year-old. Rodríguez has made it clear he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu and is no longer part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans.