Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing a huge summer move for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez if Neymar leaves the French capital to go the other way.
It has been reported that it will take a huge £300million to prise the Brazilian away from the Parc des Princes, and if they do lose their player it seems PSG will go in for Rodriguez instead.
According to Bild, Rodriguez will not stay at Bayern Munich where he is currently on loan, and he has no future at the Bernabeu.
That means the Colombian, now 27, will head back to Madrid in the summer before being sold on ahead of next season.
Neymar’s move away from Paris is perhaps the more difficult one, given he is on a weekly wage of £515,000 post-tax and has a current contract running through until 2022.
He has also been linked with a return to Barcelona, but given Real Madrid’s poor season and Zinedine Zidane’s desire to overhaul his squad, a move to the Bernabeu looks more likely.
Rodriguez, meanwhile, has struggled to impose himself in Germany, making just 20 league appearances this season for Niko Kovac’s side.
The Bundesliga giants have the option to turn his move into a permanent one, with an option-to-buy clause of £36million inserted into the deal.
But, according to ESPN FC, Rodriguez is set on resisting any attempts to prolong his stay and is ready to head back to Real Madrid.
Zidane is the man that sent him out on loan in 2017, and despite leaving once, the Frenchman is back and sees no reason to keep Rodriguez upon his return.
There are no shortage of suitors for the former Monaco player across Europe.
Serie A champions Juventus have been closely linked, and his father has previously stated a move to the Italians would be a ‘good decision’ for his son.