James Rodriguez has arrived in Madrid as his impeding switch to Real draws closer.

The Colombian - who plays his club football with Monaco - enjoyed a stunning World Cup, ending the tournament as top scorer with six goals.

Since then, he has been linked with a big money move to the Bernabeu, with Manchester United also said to be interested.

However, the Champions League holders gained a march last week when Spanish newspaper AS claimed they had agreed a £63million fee.

And that now looks to have some substance as pictures have emerged of the midfielder at Barajas airport in Madrid.