James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez, 24, has fallen out of favour at Real Madrid Reuters

Real Madrid will demand £60m ($85m) in transfer fees for the sale of out-of-favour forward James Rodriguez in the summer, according to reports. Colombia international Rodriguez, 24, is expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer after a disappointing campaign, and has been linked with Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Daily Mirror said Paris Saint-Germain could also enter the race to sign the playmaker if they fail in their pursuit of Barcelona's Neymar.

Rodriguez has scored five goals in 19 league appearances for Real this season.

He struggled to establish himself in the starting XI in the first half of the campaign amid reports of a falling out with former Madrid boss Rafael Benitez, while question marks have been raised about his fitness levels.

The Colombian got more playing time during Gareth Bale's recent spell on the sidelines through injury, but was an unused substitute in Real's 2-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on 2 April.

The Mirror said Juventus were also interested in signing Rodriguez but have been scared away by Real's asking price.

He has netted 23 times in 69 appearances for Real and has won 42 international caps for Colombia.

Champions League glory

Meanwhile, Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague said Real are unlikely to catch up with Barcelona in La Liga despite their Clasico victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona at Camp Nou AFP

"Atletico and Real are six and seven points away and that makes it unlikely that they will win the league unless Barcelona slip up. Now the biggest threat to Barcelona is Barcelona," he wrote in his Sky Sports column.

"[Real] obviously smell glory — not so much in the league but in the Champions League — and everyone is switched on.

"They are a candidate as much as anyone in the Champions League now."

Real face Bundesliga club Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on 6 April.