Real Madrid have turned down a £36 million bid from Inter Milan for James Rodriguez because the midfielder wants to move to Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.
Rodriguez looks set to leave Real this summer after falling out of favour at the club under Zinedine Zidane.
United have been heavily linked with the transfer, but several Serie A sides are also believed to be in the running.
Inter have been rumoured to be preparing a bid, but AS claim the opening offer has been rejected.
That is because Real know Rodriguez wants to join United and believe the Red Devils can offer more money than the Serie A suitors.
Rodriguez has warmed to the idea of joining United after they secured Champions League football.
United beat Ajax to lift the Europa League trophy which handed them a spot in the Champions League after missing out on a top four place in the Premier League.
Rodriguez made just 13 La Liga starts this season, but still managed to score eight goals and provide six assists in 22 league appearances.
The Colombian reportedly has a frosty relationship with Zidane and is desperate to leave Real to kick start his once flourishing career.
Jose Mourinho has targeted several big names to fire United back in contention for the league title next season.
Rodriguez has been linked with United along with a host of La Liga stars including Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann.
Mourinho has been promised a substantial transfer kitty which could be spent on Rodriguez.
Real want to get as close to the £71 million they paid for Rodriguez in 2014 and see Premier League sides as more willing to spend big.
United forked out a world-record fee for Paul Pogba last summer.