James Rodriguez is lining up for a clash in Madrid to join Atlético, according to reports in Spain.
The Colombian international is not part of Zinedine Zidane's plans and is scheduled for a permanent exit after the end of his two-year loan at Bayern Munich.
According to the cover of the Spanish newspaper Marca, he is now approaching a "bombshell" that moves in the capital city to join his local rivals, Atlético de Madrid.
Rodriguez was very inclined to join Napoli, but Marca says he has been restricting his interest in waiting and seeing if he would be given the opportunity to replace Antoine Griezmann and stay in Madrid.
His desire now seems to have come true, and it is said that the 28-year-old is close to reaching an agreement to join Diego Simeone's team in the Metropolitan Wanda.
Rodriguez provided for the last time an update on his future during the Copa America, speaking after Colombia's 1-0 victory over Paraguay.
He said: "Right now I'm thinking about the Copa América and I do not know where I'll go."
"The decision depends on the club, I think there are some people in the club who decide a lot and I can not do anything."
He also confirmed that he had not discussed his future with Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, adding: "I have not spoken with Zidane."
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However, once the competition ends, it seems that your future will finally be resolved.
He previously received a tip for a Premier League movement, while Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wanted to persuade Juventus to sign him.
But a stay in La Liga could now be at stake, while Atlético de Madrid is looking to rebuild without Griezmann joining Rodríguez, the Portuguese wonder player Joao Félix, as his last major attack.