Paris Saint-Germain are ready to open talks with Real Madrid over a potential £52million deal for James Rodriguez, according to reports.
The Colombian has been the subject of transfer speculation this summer with Manchester United also thought to be interested in the attacking midfielder.
Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are two other names linked with big-spending PSG with the club looking to tie up deals for their key targets.
Goal claims that the Ligue 1 side are now ahead of the Red Devils – who were reported to be readying a £70million offer earlier in the summer – in the race for Rodriguez.
United have reportedly concentrated their efforts on getting deals done for Alvaro Morata and Ivan Perisic, and have seemingly cooled their interest in Rodriguez.
The Real Madrid star has been struggling to get into Zinedine Zidane’s side, making only 13 starts in La Liga last season.