Manchester United have been boosted in the race for Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez after a well-placed source confirms that the Spanish giants would be happy to sell their star this summer.

Rodriguez by Spanish football expert Guillem Balague is adamant that they Madrid are waiting for the right offer to be made before they Rodriguez.

“if they get the right amount of money.”  Balague told  Sky Sports.

The Manchester giants may have to match the £63m (€80 million) paid to Monaco in the summer of 2014. Madrid are reported to be chasing Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and West Ham’s Dimitry Payet as the likely options in their attack.

There is no chance that Manchester United would sign the forward should Louis van Gaal remain at the club, but there is probability that the deal could happen if Jose Mourinho take over the reins at the club. Having worked with the player in his days at Madrid, he knows what the Columbian international is capable of and may want to splash some of the £300 million on him.

A player of Rodriguez’s quality is not meant for a fringe role and he would be happy to leave if a top club shows interest. He would be a quality addition to a United side who have struggled for creativity at some stages of the season.