NAPOLI NEWS

Marko Rog is reportedly close to a €20m move to Eintracht Frankfurt, which would free up Napoli to purchase Eljif Elmas from Fenerbahce.
Jordan Veretout is finally close to a Roma transfer after edging closer to Fiorentina’s €20m demands, leaving Milan behind, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Multiple reports now suggest James Rodriguez and Real Madrid are leaning towards Atletico Madrid, as Napoli won’t buy him outright.
Piotr Zielinski welcomes Kostas Manolas and James Rodriguez to Napoli, but admits he must learn from the defender to show more “grit.”
Parma are reportedly on the verge of signing Atalanta striker Andreas Cornelius after his loan spell at Girondins de Bordeaux.
Roberto Inglese is heading back to Parma, on a €2m loan with obligation to buy for €18m plus bonuses, after failing to get a game for Napoli.
Sinisa Mihajlovic wrote an open letter to thank everyone for their support after his leukaemia diagnosis. “I’ve run out of tears, now I am ready to fight. We’ll see each other soon.”
Kostas Manolas subjected himself to the traditional ritual of having to sing for his new Napoli teammates and picked a very tough tune.
Adam Ounas impressed for Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations, with Sevilla, Real Betis and Olympique Marseille seeking the Napoli winger.
Eljif Elmas is reportedly on his way to Napoli from Fenerbahce and fellow Macedonia international Goran Pandev believes “this would be the ideal club for him.”
Napoli teammates Kalidou Koulibaly and Adam Ounas will be rivals next Friday after Senegal and Algeria reached the Africa Cup of Nations Final.
Real Madrid are reportedly annoyed with Aurelio De Laurentiis’ recent demands for them to ‘make sacrifices’ for James Rodriguez.
Mauro Icardi has reportedly threatened to see out the remaining two years of his contract with Inter.
James Rodriguez is frustrated by Napoli refusal to pay Real Madrid and now wants to join Atletico Madrid instead, claim Marca.
Carlo Ancelotti discussed the importance of Kostas Manolas and Arkadiusz Milik to Napoli, but warns James Rodriguez talks “are going to take a very long time.”
Real Madrid are prepared to accept a staggered payment for James Rodriguez, claim AS, if Napoli raise the bid to €42m plus bonuses and pledge to buy.
Napoli lost their first pre-season friendly, falling 2-1 to Benevento after defensive errors from Nikola Maksimovic and Sebastiano Luperto.
Eljif Elmas is set to join Napoli over the weekend, as he was left out of the Fenerbahce squad to face Boluspor.
Mauro Icardi has officially left the Inter training camp by mutual consent and will continue fitness work by himself in Milan, announced the club.
Napoli and Atletico Madrid are in advanced negotiations for Elseid Hysaj, claim Spanish and Italian sources, with a deal worth €15m plus bonuses.