James Rodriguez has admitted that an €85m (£71.4m) offer for his signature has been made this summer, amid links between the playmaker and Manchester United.
The Colombia international starred for his country at the 2014 World Cup, earning him a mega money switch from Monaco to the La Liga heavyweights.
Despite starring in his debut campaign, the 25-year-old has slipped down the pecking order at Real, and made only 26 appearances in league action last term.
Reports over the course of the last few days have suggested that Manchester United are set to table an offer for the player before the current transfer window closes, with Ed Woodward having supposedly spoken to his agent, Jorge Mendes.
And now Rodriguez has spoken about his future, confirming to MARCA that there’s been a £71.4m bid for him, but that he is committed to Real:
“I will fight to earn my place. That’s my dream,
“I will stay at Real Madrid, I will succeed here.
“I know that the club received an €85m bid for me, but I’m not leaving.”
The identity of the club to have made the bid is unclear, but amid recent links with Man United there is a chance the club are pursuing him alongside Paul Pogba.
However, with money no object in Chinese football, it may be a Super League team looking to lure Rodriguez away from Madrid.