The Italian journalist also says Serie A giants Inter Milan have approached the Real Madrid playmaker.
Rodriguez looked certain to leave the Bernabeu over the summer but had a mini-revival under Zinedine Zidane at the start of the season.
Clubs that have contacted recently James Rodriguez:
Chelsea, Inter, Manchester United
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) December 18, 2016
“Clubs that have contacted recently James Rodriguez: Chelsea, Inter, Manchester United”
However, he’s back on the bench and clubs are starting to think they might be able to lure him away from the Spanish capital.
Palmeri tweeted: “Clubs that have contacted recently James Rodriguez: Chelsea, Inter, Manchester United.”
United are long-term suitors for Rodriguez while Chelsea have arrived on the scene recently.
Jose Mourinho shares his agent Jorge Mendes with the 25-year-old and that is thought to be a big bargaining tool for United.
However, Mourinho’s men don’t appear to be prepared to pay the massive asking price on Rodriguez’s head.
Real signed him for £60m two-and-a-half years ago and want to recoup that investment.
Recent reports linking Chelsea with a swoop have indicated Antonio Conte will have to fork out £75m to get a deal done.