Colombian World Cup sensation, James Rodriguez, will join Real Madrid, but only if the Spanish giants hand over a massive €75 million to Monaco, according to Russian billionaire and owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Rodriguez moved to Monaco from Porto last season for around €45 million, however after a spectacular World Cup, which has seen the playmaker score five goals in four games, helping his team to a blockbuster quarter-final clash against hosts Brazil, the 22-year old's value has doubled according to Rybolovlev.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined to land the player and is ready to conduct the negotiations personally, however according to the Marca he is not willing to hand over more than €60 million, meaning he will have to include players in the deal.
Angel Di Maria could be one of the players Perez would send the other way, although the club shouldn't have a problem offloading the 27-year old to a numher of interested clubs.
The Argentine, currently on duty with his country in Brazil has apparently requested a move away from the club he has been with since 2010, and after what was his best season for the Madrid giants, there will be no shortage of suitors, even at the €50 million valuation the club hoping to receive for the winger.
Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Monaco and PSG are reportedly all interested in the player, despite the valuation.
Jorge Mendes, Rodriguez's agent, has an excellent relationship with both Real Madrid and Monaco, which Florentino Perez will hope be crucial in bringing the 22-year old to the Bernabeu.
Monaco want to keep Rodriguez
Despite the interest, Monaco have made it clear that they wish to retain the services of the Colombian, and Falcoa for that matter, who is also been linked with Real, however the possibility of doubling their money on a player they have had for one season will be too good for Monaco to resist, after all football is a business.
Rybolovlev told the Marca: "Nobody is not transferable. I don't know of any examples in football, yet there is no discussion. I believe that both he and Falcao will have great seasons here in 2014-15."
"Everyone was surprised at the large sum we spent last year and now everyone is talking about him. We strongly believe in this player, he is very important to us, he still has four years on his contract and we will do many great things together", he said.
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