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Saturday June 1 2019
Napoli step up James Rodriguez talks

Napoli are said to be in negotiations with Real Madrid to take James Rodriguez on loan with option to buy after his Bayern Munich spell.

According to Spanish paper As and Il Mattino in Italy, the player told Carlo Ancelotti that he would be very eager to make the move to the Stadio San Paolo.

Agent Jorge Mendes is already working on the terms of the deal, as James has no place at Real Madrid, even after his two-year loan with Bayern Munich at a cost of €13m.

The Germans had an option to buy for €42m, but have no intention of activating it.

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Thursday May 9 2019
Napoli let Ospina leave

Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina has been given permission to return to Colombia, but there could be repercussions for Arsenal.

A statement on the club website confirmed the shot-stopper had been given a few days off for family reasons and will therefore miss this weekend’s Serie A game against SPAL.

No further details will be given in order to respect his privacy and it’s not clear when he’ll return.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
James Rodriguez 'would like Napoli'

“James Rodriguez would like to play in Italy and of course at Napoli,” revealed the Bayern Munich and Colombia star’s father-in-law, Hernan Ospina.

James played under Ancelotti at both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and has scored seven times in 25 games this season for the German giants.

“My daughter Daniela told me that he has a great relationship with Carlo Ancelotti and would be happy to reunite with him,” Ospina told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

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Saturday April 6 2019
Duvan Zapata ideal Icardi heir

With Mauro Icardi's Inter career seemingly at an end, Sam Wilson pinpoints Atalanta hitman Duvan Zapata as the perfect replacement.

Whether it is for the best or not, Mauro Icardi’s days at Inter look numbered. The Argentine striker has been at the centre of an off-the-pitch crisis as negotiations between Icardi’s wife-agent Wanda Nara and the Nerazzurri management turned sour, Icardi only playing his first game since February 9 during the week, scoring and assisting in a 4-0 win over Genoa. Several destinations could beckon for the Argentine, but the matter of his replacement must first be addressed.

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Sunday March 17 2019
Ospina 'CAT scan clear'

Napoli confirm David Ospina’s CAT scan was clear and he did not lose consciousness, but had a “hypotensive crisis” following the head injury.

The goalkeeper received treatment for a knock to the head after a collision with Ignacio Pussetto just a few minutes into the 4-2 Serie A victory over Udinese.

Around 40 minutes later, he suddenly collapsed and seemed to be barely conscious.

He was taken to the hospital, which is only 1km from the stadium, and given a CAT scan.

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Sunday March 17 2019
Head injury scare for Ospina

Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina has been taken to hospital after he seemed to collapse unconscious following a head injury.

The Colombia international received treatment for the knock to the head in a collision with Udinese forward Ignacio Pussetto during the opening minutes of the game at the Stadio San Paolo.

He had a cut to his forehead and insisted on continuing, even though Alex Meret warmed up and was ready to step in.

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Monday March 11 2019
Serie A trio get Colombia calls

Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel and David Ospina are the Serie A representatives in the Colombia squad to face Japan and South Korea.

Coach Carlos Queiroz called up 22 players for the two friendlies later this month, including three who ply their trade in Serie A.

Napoli goalkeeper Ospina is a regular, while Muriel has rediscovered his form since joining Fiorentina in January, scoring eight goals in 11 competitive games for the club.

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Saturday February 2 2019
Muriel: 'Fiorentina can dream'

Luis Muriel claims Fiorentina “can be allowed to dream” of a Champions League spot. “After all, we are only five points off fourth place.”

The Viola are on fine form at the moment and fresh from a 7-1 Coppa Italia drubbing of Roma, setting up a semi-final against Milan.

Much of that is thanks to the arrival in the January window of Muriel, on loan with option to buy from Sevilla.

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Wednesday January 23 2019
Roma bid for Boca's Barrios

Roma have made an offer to sign Wilmar Barrios on loan with option to buy from Boca Juniors for €24m, claim reports in Argentina.

The 25-year-old midfielder had already been heavily linked with a Giallorossi move over the summer.

According to TyC Sports, the proposal is to sign Barrios on loan for six months with an option to buy in June for €24m, which represents his release clause.

He is a Colombia international who participated in the 2018 World Cup and joined Boca in the summer of 2016.

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Saturday November 24 2018
Juve can buy James for €42m

Bayern Munich will reportedly let James Rodriguez return to Real Madrid, so Juventus could purchase the Colombian for €42m.

The 27-year-old is currently out of action with a knee ligament injury.

He is into the second season of a two-year loan deal at a cost of €13m and there is an option to buy from Real Madrid in June 2019 for another €42m.

According to German papers, Bayern Munich have decided they won’t activate that clause, allowing him to return to his parent club.

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