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Man Utd boss Mourinho blasts Real Madrid agent in James talks: You take us for fools?!

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has snapped at Real Madrid intermediaries this week during negotiations for James Rodriguez.

United are pushing to close a deal for the Colombia international, who has already struck personal terms with the Premier League giants.

However, Diario Gol says Real president Florentino Perez has attempted to move the goalposts by insisting on a straight swap for United goalkeeper David de Gea.

"Do you take us for fools?" was Mourinho's reply to the intermediary who relayed Perez's proposal.

Mourinho wants to sign James independent of any negotiations over De Gea - and certainly will not consider a straight swap.

The United manager rates his keeper at €70 million, while he believes a price of €40-50 million is a realistic valuation for James.

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