REAL MADRID reportedly hope to sell James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez in order to launch a £270million move for Kylian Mbappe next year.

For months it has been claimed that 2021 is the year Los Blancos will make their move for the 21-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker when he enters the final 12 months of his contract.

However, they know the World Cup-winning striker will still cost a huge sum to bring to the Bernabeu.

According to Deportes Cuatro that could be as high as £270m including both his fee and wages - and the LaLiga champions are already starting to save up for it.

Due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Madridpresident Florentino Perez has already confirmed no major arrivals will be heading to the Spanish capital this summer.

However, the 13-time European kings are already putting their plan in place to try and pinch every penny during the crisis in an effort to be able to afford Mbappe.

They are trying to make it their priority in the next window to get high earners who hardly feature under Zinedine Zidane out of the club.