Monaco demands €90m for James

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Monaco has told Real Madrid they need to €90 million [£70m] if they are to sign Colombia‘s World Cup sensation James RodriguezGoal understands.

The Ligue 1 club do not want to sell the leading scorer Brazil 2014 although they have taken heed James’s desire to join Madrid, with the 23-year- recently stating he would go to the Spanish capital with his eyes closed.

As such Monaco have floated a price €90m to the winners, a sum would place the Colombia international just behind prospective team-mates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo the list world-record transfer fees.

Goal understands could compete with the big-spending Liga club for James’s signature and, while Madrid president Florentino Perez attempt to negotiate the price down, the numbers are considered viable for a Galactico signing within the Santiago Bernabeu.

And Monaco, who could also see star striker Radamel Falcao move to Madrid, are a strong position to demand a large profit for James, who only joined the club from Porto last summer and signed a five-year contract.[eap_ad_2]

Toni Kroos, meanwhile, is also on the verge of signing for Madrid and confirmed on Wednesday that he is closing on a switch to Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

As a result, Sami Khedira and Angel Di Maria have both been placed on the market regardless of the quality of their contributions to Madrid’s triumph, with Arsenal and United both monitoring their situations.

But is James who could be Madrid’s major Galactico signing of the summer, with Madrid president Florentino Perez buoyed by the success of last summer’s record acquisition of Bale.

The former Porto star scored 10 times in 38 appearances for Monaco last as he helped the club qualify for the and lit up the World Cup with his performances for Colombia, who were eventually knocked out by Brazil at the quarter-final stage.  ([eap_ad_3]