James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez move to Real Madrid is all but done after the European Champions agreed a €80m (£63m) deal with Monaco over the transfer of the Colombian star, reports in Spain claim.

The 22-year-old playmaker star has been heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu after his performances at the World Cup, finishing as the tournament's top goalscorer with six goals in just five games.

The player himself recently fuelled the rumours about his move to the Champions League winners, revealing it would be a dream for him to play for Real.

"Playing for Real Madrid is my life's dream: it'd be a privilege to play alongside so many stars. If it happened, I'd enjoy it to the max. It's really flattering to know that a club of Real Madrid's stature is interested in me," the Colombian star said.

"It'd be a dream to join the club of my dreams. I have a great deal of respect for other clubs and admire the good football they play, but ultimately Real Madrid are Real Madrid. I've always had a thing for them, like I said before."

Spanish newspaper AS claimed last week Real had already agreed personal terms with Rodriguez and add the clubs have also reached an agreement.

AS claims Real Madrid will pay around €80m (£63m) to Monaco while the Spanish club expects to make the official announcement on Tuesday.

Following some weeks of negotiations AS say the clubs reached an agreement on Sunday night, and now only a few minor details need to be resolved to conclude the deal, with the possibility of some Real players as goalkeeper Diego Lopez may be included in the deal.

Rodriguez may indeed be unveiled as a new Real player this week while would join the rest of the squad on August 1 during their Unites States pre-season tour.

The player increased the rumours on Sunday afternoon after he was spotted on Madrid airport but then took a connecting flight to France.