Manchester City are reportedly confident of beating Bayern Munich to the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.
The 22-year-old returned to Atletico from Villarreal last summer and excelled during the 2018-19 campaign, making 47 appearances for Diego Simeone's side in all competitions.
Bayern have also been linked with a swoop for the Spain international, who has a £62.5m release clause in his contract with Atletico.
However, according to the London Evening Standard, Pep Guardiola's side are closing in on a deal for Rodri, who will become the most expensive player in the club's history if he completes a move to the Etihad Stadium.
The seven-time Spain international is regarded as the long-term successor to Fernandinho at the base of the City midfield.body check tags ::