James Rodriguez Transfer News, Fee: Barcelona Step in as Colombia Golden Boot Winner Closes in on Real Madrid Move

Barcelona have decided to put an added twist in the James Rodriguez transfer plot.

The Catalan giant has supposedly made a €90 million ($122 million) bid for the 23-yearl-old Colombian international, according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.

According to the report, Barcelona are simply trying to get a little payback for Real Madrid hijacking their transfer negotiations with Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos.

Madrid had allegedly interjected with a better deal after Barca made a former offer to Kroos, and now the highly-rated 24-year-old German international is preparing for formal negotiations to be a Galactico.

The report also adds that Barcelona plans to only bring the World Cup Golden Boot winner in the 2015/2016 season because they can’t splash all the cash at once, given that they have spent their money on Luis Suarez already, and they also prioritize bringing in a center back to replace the outgoing Carlos Puyol.

However, another Spanish newspaper, Marca, has reported that the A S Monaco and Real Madrid are already about to seal the deal, and just need to settle the transfer fee.

Apparently, Monaco president Dmitry Rybolovlev asked €115 million (156 million) for Rodriguez, who is worth as estimated €75 million ($10.2 million), but Real Madrid has managed to lower the price to €85 million (115.3 million).

If the Marca report is accurate, then James Rodriguez is on the cusp of making his dream move.