Tuesday July 16 2019
ADL: 'Elmas arriving, incandescent August'

Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed Eljif Elmas will join Napoli this week, he wants a striker and warned fans to “prepare for an incandescent August.”

The President already spoke to TV Luna this evening about James Rodriguez and stopped off at Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli too.

He was asked if this could be the week Marko Rog leaves Napoli and Elmas arrives from Fenerbahce?

“That is true!” was his response.

De Laurentiis made it clear he will only sign James from Real Madrid on loan with option to buy, as he is turning his focus towards a hitman.

“In my view, they don’t really want to give us James… The cards on the table are constantly being reshuffled. Prepare for an incandescent August on the transfer market.”

He had hinted during the TV Luna interview that James was not a priority, because Napoli needed someone to convert chances, for example Nicolas Pepe of Lille or Inter’s Mauro Icardi.

“I’ve built an excellent defence, now we need someone who can score goals, not counting penalties. Arkadiusz Milik is a great striker because he scores so many goals without taking spot-kicks.”

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