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Saturday June 29 2019
James: '20 days to think about future'

James Rodriguez said he has “20 days to think about my future, but it depends on Real Madrid” after Atletico Madrid intercepted the Napoli deal.

The Colombian attacking midfielder was widely expected to join Napoli and his former Real and Bayern Munich Coach Carlo Ancelotti, but reports in Spain from Cadena Ser and Onda Cero suggest Atleti are significantly stepping up their efforts.

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Friday June 28 2019
Muriel the man for Atalanta

With the arrival of Champions League football pushing Atalanta to bolster their squad, Massimo Nuzzo believes Luis Muriel is the ideal reinforcement.

The usual expectations are no longer enough for Atalanta, as their first ever foray into the Champions League requires more star power than simply hanging on to their talents. Luis Muriel cost €18m plus bonuses to purchase from Sevilla following his six-month loan stint at Fiorentina, but how will he fit into Gian Piero Gasperini’s side?

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Tuesday June 25 2019
Zapata agent issues Napoli warning

Duvan Zapata’s agent has warned Napoli that they will not be able to afford the Atalanta striker unless they make sales.

Zapata scored 28 goals for Champions League-qualifying Atalanta last season and has starred at Copa America, netting three times in as many games to help Colombia qualify for the knockout stages.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Lautaro sends Argentina through

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez was on target as Argentina beat Qatar 2-0, progressing to the Copa America quarter-finals along with Colombia.

The forward found the net just five minutes in, making the most of a dreadful defensive error.

There were some scares along the way, as Qatar hit the woodwork with a free kick, while Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi missed sitters before Aguero finally rounded out the scoreline.

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala came off the bench, while Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul was by many considered Man of the Match.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Zapata 'convinced by Genoa'

Cristian Zapata’s agent claims the out-of-contract defender has chosen Genoa because he was “convinced by their project.”

The former Milan centre-back turned down proposals from Sampdoria, Bologna and Sassuolo, preferring to join the Ligurian club instead.

“Cristian has given up the chance to play for so many other teams and a lot of money because he is convinced by the project that Genoa have,” the Colombian’s agent Ivan Cordoba told the Secolo XIX newspaper.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Allan: 'James welcome, Sarri is not'

Napoli midfielder Allan hopes James Rodriguez joins him at the Stadio San Paolo, but Maurizio Sarri is “just an opponent” now at Juventus.

The 28-year-old is currently with Brazil at the Copa America and has been subject to transfer rumours about a possible switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

He is joined in that tournament by Colombia international attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, who is reportedly on the verge of joining the Azzurri.

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Sunday June 23 2019
James option depends on Napoli Scudetto

More details are emerging on Napoli’s deal with Real Madrid for James Rodriguez, on loan with option to buy, but obligation if they win the Scudetto.

The Colombia international has just completed a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich, who won’t take up their €40m option to make the move permanent.

There is no room for him at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane, so Carlo Ancelotti is eager to reunite with the creative midfielder in Naples.

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Saturday June 22 2019
Ospina leaves Copa America camp

Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina has temporarily left the Colombia squad in the Copa America due to a family illness.

The shot-stopper had already missed the last few weeks of the Serie A season so he could return home and the situation has not improved.

The Colombian Federation released a statement confirming Ospina has temporarily left the training camp in Brazil due to a family issue.

They remain confident he will return for the rest of the tournament, as Colombia have already qualified for the Round of 16.

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Thursday June 20 2019
James: Napoli an 'historic' club

James Rodriguez has confessed that Napoli are an ‘historic’ club, while David Ospina claims the midfielder ‘would like’ to make the move.

James initially refused to comment on reports linking him with Napoli, while Mundo Deportivo suggested Real Madrid were hoping to exchange him in part for Neymar.

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Thursday June 20 2019
Madrid 'swap James for Neymar'

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to sacrifice Napoli target James Rodriguez for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.

Negotiations to take James to Napoli are thought to be in the final stages, but Mundo Deportivo claims he could yet be PSG-bound.

That is because Madrid are preparing a mega offer of €130m plus the Colombian or Gareth Bale for Neymar.

However, the newspaper believes a return to Barcelona remains the Brazilian’s priority.

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