Manchester City could be set to revive their interest in Monaco winger James Rodriguez, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The young Colombian has had a superb first season in Ligue 1 following his big-money move from Porto last summer, contributing 10 goals and 12 assists to their season in all competitions.
The 22-year-old, who has been compared to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, looks an outstanding prospect, and has been linked with City in the past as they possibly consider making some changes to their attack this summer.
The Premier League champions could have plenty of money to invest in new forwards if Sergio Aguero leaves for Real Madrid or Barcelona, and it is thought that Rodriguez would be the top target for manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Monaco will certainly have no real need to sell, given their strong financial situation under wealthy Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, but the possible arrivals of Hulk and Jackson Martinez could mean Rodriguez is pushed down in the pecking order somewhat.
Although City themselves have to be careful with their spending due to Financial Fair Play regulations, a club insider has revealed that they could be ready to go all-out to land Rodriguez this summer.