REAL MADRID have been told to meet Rodrigo’s £107m release clause if they want to sign the Valencia striker.
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has goalscorer Rodrigo on his radar this summer.
The new boss is determined to source a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who quit Real for Juventus earlier this summer.
Lopetegui managed Rodrigo, 27, in the Spain U21 ranks.
But a deal for the Brazilian-Spaniard, who started his career at Real, looks a long way from happening.
That is according to Spanish newspaper AS , who claim Real Madrid value Rodrigo at HALF of his release clause.
Valencia general director Mateu Alemany has cooled talk of an exit, telling El Pais:
“I cannot guarantee anything about the continuity of Rodrigo.
“Of course, our idea is that Rodrigo continues in Valencia.”
And Valencia president Anil Murthy told Tribuna Deportivo: “Everyone is aware that Lopetegui knows Rodrigo but what happens at Madrid, we do not know.
“What I do know is three things: Rodrigo is a very important player that has a very high value, he wants to play here with us and he has a €120m (£107m) release clause.