Manchester United are reportedly preparing a massive £65m bid in signing rumoured Real Madrid target James Rodriguez from Monaco in the ongoing transfer window.
The Metro reports that the Red Devils are looking to convince the Ligue 1 outfit by tempting them to make a hefty profit on the playmaker they signed for £38.5million last year.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and his father Wilson James Rodriguez further fuelled speculations by stating that the Colombian international has dreamed about playing in Spain. The former FC Porto star too had earlier revealed that he prefers a move to the Santiago Bernabeu instead of Camp Nou.
He is the most talked about player at the World Cup in Brazil after his dazzling performances for Colombia. He scored six goals and grabbed two assists as Los Cafeteros bowed out in the quarterfinals against the hosts.
The report claims that United will offer £65m and are ready to include attractive incentives that can potentially help Monaco earn £90m in total. The three-time Portuguese Primeira Liga winner is believed to be keen on leaving the Stade Louis II due to lack of competitive opponents in the league.
Recent reports had suggested that the 20-time English champions had the opportunity to sign him for £5m in 2010. But former manager Sir Alex Ferguson opted to swoop for Bebe instead.
Nevertheless, incoming manager Louis van Gaal is keen to bolster his squad for the upcoming campaign. Adding Rodriguez to his roster at Old Trafford could see the Dutchman break the previous record of £37.1m paid for Juan Mata in January.
Monaco are said to have no financial concerns and will not be looking to offload one of their prized assets but might consider it if a significant amount is made available.
Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 outfit's president Vadim Vasilyev has ruled out the sale of any of their star players including Rodriguez's compatriot Radamel Falcao.
"Everyone was surprised at the large sum we spent last year [on Rodriguez] and now everyone is talking about him. That means that we were right. We strongly believe in this player, it is very important to us, he still has four years on his contract and we will do many great things together," Sky Sports quoted Vasilyev as saying.