Manchester United reportedly been alerted on the availability of James Rodriguez for a cut-price fee as Real Madrid look to bring in cash from player sales.
Rodriguez has been the centre of attraction on many occasions for United and was once valued at £100 million, but his struggles in recent years have led to the Spanish side demand a low fee for him.
The 28-year-old has hardly been a regular since returning from his two years loan spell with Bayern Munich, as he is yet to play a league game since October last year.
Madrid are working on reducing their wage bill and find selling surplus players as the best possible way to do so.
According to The Sun, that decision has made James available on the transfer market at a bargain price.
James has been a long time target for the Red Devils since his move from AS Monaco to Real Madrid after the 2014 World Cup.
As part of dealing with the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be given a reduced budget to spend in the summer.
United are pursuing Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho and the player is said to be at the top of the club’s wishlist, but the England international is valued around £90 million.
However, the Red Devils’ chances of signing the 20-year-old could depend on their ability to secure Champions League qualification for next season.
Despite being one of Madrid’s top earners, the Columbia international could be a cheaper alternative for the United should they miss out on Sancho.
James is also being chased by Everton who are being managed by his former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, while Wolverhampton Wanderers and Atletico Madrid are also keen on his services.