Napoli received another boost in their €42m James Rodriguez chase, as he was left out of the Real Madrid pre-season tour squad.
The Colombia international is edging closer to the transfer and his club dropped a big hint by leaving him out of the list of 29 players travelling to Canada for the International Champions Cup.
Keylor Navas and Isco have been given permission to postpone their arrival by a few days, but James is simply not included for games against Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid.
There are growing reports in AS, Sky Sport Italia, CalcioNapoli24, Sportitalia and more than negotiations are progressing well, with President Aurelio De Laurentiis working through the night.
Real Madrid look as if they will accept a paid loan with obligation to buy for a total €42m.
Atletico Madrid are also interested, but James seems determined to reunite with his former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti.
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