James Rodriguez could be used as a makeweight in any deal luring Paul Pogba to Real Madrid, with Manchester United reportedly keeping an eye on the Colombian's situation.
Signed after a string of impressive performances at the 2014 World Cup, Rodriguez moved to Madrid from Monaco for £63m but has failed to live up to his billing in his five-and-a-half years at the club.
The report details that United are interested in Rodriguez as they look to improve their strength in depth in midfield.
In fact with Zidane keen on signing Frenchman Pogba, who has played just twice since September, Rodriguez could be used as part of any deal.
Everton are United's main rivals for the acquisition of Rodriguez, with Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti signing the Colombian at Madrid in 2014.
With his contract expiring next summer, Madrid are looking to cash in and Rodriguez himself would be keen on a reunion with Ancelotti at Goodison Park, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
The Colombian has made just 13 appearances for Madrid in all competitions this season, scoring just once, in October.
He missed two months at the back end of 2019 due to a knee injury picked up on international duty and he was also sidelined with a hip problem for a short period.