James Rodriguez to Real Madrid: 'James 10' shirts already on sale in Spain

Deal moving quickly and could be completed by Monday

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Real Madrid shirts bearing 'James 10' have already gone on sale in the Spanish capital as James Rodriguez nears a €90m (£71m) deal to the European champions.

A picture appeared on Twitter by @rm_bgrd with the message: "The Madrid shops already have the shirt in the window".

Rodriguez was last night spotted boarding a plane to Madrid from Medellin, Colombia, and then pictured landing in Madrid by a Spanish journalist.

The World Cup star allegedly refused to play in a pre-season friendly for Monaco against Junior Barranquillo on Sunday night, for fear of an injury ruining his dream move to Los Blancos.

He has been pictured at Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas Airport by a Spanish journalist, Juan Gato.

French newspaper L'Equipe  said on Saturday night that Monaco would accept a €90m offer from Los Blancos for the 22-year-old who took the World Cup by storm.

They reported that a deal could be completed by Monday, while Spanish paper AS last week said Rodriguez and the defending European champions had already verbally agreed terms.

Video: James Rodriguez shines at 2014 World Cup

Rodriguez, who took the World Cup by storm with six goals and two assists as Colombia reached the quarter-final, was shortlisted for the World Cup Golden Ball and has also been nominated for Uefa's Best Player in Europe.

Rodriguez cost Monaco €45m (£36m) last summer and went on to score 10 goals and provide 12 assists in all competitions as Monaco finished second in Ligue 1.