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Monaco Want Real Madrid To Include One Of Three Players In James Rodriguez Deal

French giants demand sweetener in deal for Colombian midfield ace.

Ligue 1 big spenders Monaco have told Real Madrid that in order to land exciting midfield star James Rodriguez this summer the Spaniards must include one of three players to come the other way in order to begin talks, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

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Rodriguez is said to be keen on a with to the Bernabeu this summer and is hopeful that the two clubs can come to an agreement, despite talks still being a long way off from beginning.

Monaco, owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, are in no rush to part with the Colombian, and the principality side are thought to be calling the shots over any potential deal.

Real Madrid want to pay Monaco around €70m for James, but it is thought that Monaco have asked for the European Champions to make a cash plus player offer with one of three stars mooted to be heading to France.

Reprts note that Monaco have targeted either Pepe or Fabio Coentrao as potential makeweights, while Madrid are thought to be more keen on shoehorning midfielder Casemiro instead.

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