Real Madrid to keep a close eye on Chelsea star this season

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Spanish and European champions Real Madrid will keep a close eye on Chelsea right-back Reece James this season, according to Goal Espana.

The 22 year old England international has become a key player for Chelsea after coming through the academy of the English club.

With Daniel Carvajal now into his thirties, Real Madrid see Reece James as his long-term replacement and are plotting to make a move for the Chelsea right-back next summer.

Meanwhile, Manchester City star Rodri has revealed Manchester City’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid was one of the worst days of his life.

Rodri told reporters: “I always try to learn about these kinds of situations. I don’t know why, football gives you good things and bad things.

“Two weeks later, we had the Aston Villa game that happened the same, and that’s a good point, to learn about these kinds of things.

“Of course it’s tough. I think it was one of the worst days of my life, because it was in Madrid, in my home [town], and then after the game I saw my family, and I couldn’t speak. Even my mum was there, and I couldn’t speak, not one word.

“But football is like this, of course it’s tough, but you have to focus on it’s just a sport and try next time. It’s like the coach said: we’re going to try next year and next year and next year.”