Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is plotting a £75m bid for Real Madrid star James RodriguezGETTY

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is plotting a £75m bid for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez

The Daily Mirror claim Antonio Conte wants the Colombia international to replace the outgoing Oscar.

The Blues midfielder is set to complete his £52m move to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in January.

And Chelsea will reportedly use that money to land Rodriguez.

Will Real Madrid's James Rodriguez join Chelsea?GETTY

Will Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez join Chelsea?

“Chelsea are plotting a £75m bid for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez”

Conte tried to sign the Madrid star last summer but Real blocked the move.

Rodriguez is said to be unhappy at the Bernabeu due to his lack of game time under Zinedine Zidane.

The playmaker has appeared in just eight La Liga games this campaign.

Chelsea ace Oscar is heading to the Chinese Super LeagueGETTY

Chelsea ace Oscar is heading to the Chinese Super League

However, Real will be reluctant to sell their key man due to Gareth Bale’s injury which will keep him out until February.

The Mirror add that Rodriguez’s arrival would result in Conte resting talisman Eden Hazard throughout the Premier League season.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/571233/Chelsea-James-Rodriguez-Real-Madrid-Antonio-Conte-Hazard-transfers-Premier-League-news