James Rodriguez set for Real Madrid move

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Colombian sensation and World Cup 2014 Golden Boot winner,James Rodriguez is on the verge of his dream move to Real Madrid.

After an impressive showing in Brazil for Colombia,James admitted that a move to Real Madrid would be a dream come true for him.

According to Spanish daily MARCA, James was quoted saying: "It’s really flattering to know that a club like Real Madrid are interested in me. It would be a dream to sign for the team of my dreams.”

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He further added: ”I have a great deal of respect for the other clubs and admire the good football they play, but ultimately Real Madrid is Real Madrid.”

The 23-year-old is currently playing for French side, AS Monaco alongside compatriot Radamel Falcao.

James spoke of his admiration and respect for Monaco - who will play Champions League football this season - but also said that any potential move away from Stade Louis II would be in the hands of the French side.

James signed for Monaco last summer on a five-year deal until 2018 after his former club, FC Porto agreed on a fee of €45 million with Monaco.

But Real Madrid are showing interest in the Colombian and club president Florentino Perez is already in negotiations with Monaco club president Dmitry Rybolovlev for James Rodriguez.

Monaco wants twice as much they paid for the former Porto talisman, but Los Blancos are optimistic of lowering the asking price.

Real Madrid are ready to offer €70million(£55million) but are also willing to include Brazilian midfielder, Casemiro to sweeten the deal.

Several European heavyweights are monitoring the developments regarding James Rodriguez with the likes of Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester City all showing interest to make a move.

But Real Madrid remain favourites to land the World Cup 2014 top-scorer before the start of 2014/15 season.

The Galacticos are, however, waiting for €60 million for Angel Di Maria from PSG before placing any bids for James.

A technically gifted frontman, a regular goalscorer for both club and country, James Rodriguez scored six goals in five matches including two assists in World Cup and would add quality to an already star-studded line-up at the Santiago Bernabeu and arguably the strongest side in European football.

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