Manchester United are strongly interested in hijacking Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp move for James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer.
However, a transfer fee has yet to be agreed between the Los Blancos and the Red Devils but reports if they bear fruits, claimed the La Liga giants wants a fee of €60m (£50.47) with Manchester United valuing the Spaniard at just €40m (£33.65), according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.
The Spanish outlet also went on revealing that our goalkeeper David de Gea is set to move to in the other direction and will be used in a part-exchange deal.
The publication report that De Gea’s price is set at €75m (£63.09m), with James Rodriguez’s fee to be deducted from Real’s bill.
That means the reigning European champions will either pay €15m (£12.62m) or €35m (£29.44) plus the Colombian international to buy the David De Gea out of his contract at the Old Trafford.
Rodriguez has only started 11 La Liga games this season, topping up his appearances with eight sub outings.
However, the 25-year-old has still managed to contribute six goals and six assists.
Conversely, De Gea has been a firm fixture in United’s starting XI, helping the Red Devils earn one of the best defensive records in the Premier League – second only to Tottenham Hotspur.