The Colombian, who has previously cited Manchester United as his preferred next destination, was seemingly on the verge of a move away from Real Madrid over the January transfer window after publicly expressing discontent with the amount of game time he was receiving under Zinedine Zidane.
Rodriguez was supposedly convinced to stay by Zidane in the wake of his outburst; he has made 16 La Liga appearances for Madrid so far this season.
But according to Calcio Mercato, the Spanish side are now willing to offload the 25-year-old in exchange for De Gea over the transfer window.
Losing De Gea would be a massive blow. He has morphed into a staple of this Man United side over the last five years or s0, single handedly rescuing his side from embarrassment on numerous occasions.
But as United seek to reach the next level under Jose Mourinho over the next year or so, perhaps exchanging a goalkeeper for an attacking midfielder would serve as the ideal statement ahead of a campaign that needs to be characterised by attacking fervour more than anything else.