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.
The transfer saga drags on, as the Colombia international returned from a two-year loan at Bayern Munich and is eager to reunite with Carlo Ancelotti.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis made clear that he has no intention of paying upfront and is reticent even to make it an obligation to buy.
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