NEWS
Wednesday June 12 2019
Report: Napoli push for James

Napoli are reportedly striving to close a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez with an option to buy.

According to Napoli’s official radio station Radio Kiss Kiss, the Partenopei are hoping to clinch a two-year loan for James.

Conversely, it is warned Madrid President Florentino Perez wants an obligation to buy to be part of any deal.

The 27-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, winning two Bundesliga titles.

However, he reached a mutual agreement with German giants so that they would not exercise their right to purchase him for €42m.

The 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner joined Los Blancos straight after that tournament from Monaco for €75m and, in 111 matches for the club, has scored 36 goals and provided 40 assists.

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed on Tuesday that he was open to the idea of bringing in the Colombian.

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