James Rodriguez's move to Real Madrid is all but in the bag. The agreement reached between Monaco and 'Los Blancos' is practically a done deal, bar a few minor points, and will most likely be signed on Monday. If all goes well an official announcement will be made shortly afterwards.
Madrid have agreed to pay €75 million ($101.3 million) for James, although this figure could rise to €80m ($108.1m) on account of a series of add-ons. Originally, the sum contemplated by the Madrid club was not supposed to exceed €60m ($81.1m).
James will sign a six-year deal with the current champions of Europe, in what has become common practice for Real's recent signings. The player will take home around €7 million ($9.4 million) net per season.
These terms were agreed several days ago and the deal is awaiting the finishing touches to be added.
In the end, the transfer will not involve any other players. In spite of Monaco's interest in several Madrid figures, including Angel di Maria and Diego Lopez, these negotiations will be undertaken in their own right.
The future Real number 10 is currently taking it easy in Monaco and awaiting the official announcement of his signing, at which point he will make his way to Madrid.
The Golden Boot winner at the recent World Cup arrived back in the Principality having curiously stopped off in Madrid en route.
The Colombian was due to join up with his Monaco teammates in Miami but, barring any last-minute changes, will not be putting himself at Leonardo Jardim's disposal