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Thursday July 25 2019
Napoli deny James-Mendes meeting

Napoli have staunchly denied that Jorge Mendes is on his way to Dimaro to discuss James Rodriguez’s move from Real Madrid.

Radio Kiss Kiss claimed late on Thursday morning that Mendes was flying to Napoli’s preseason training camp for talks with club officials over James’ proposed transfer.

However, that was quickly followed by the Partenopei tweeting: “Even though Napoli’s official radio station says Mendes is coming to Dimaro, needless to say Mendes isn’t.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
James proposed to Milan?

Agent Jorge Mendes offered James Rodriguez to Milan for €42m after Napoli refused to pay for the Real Madrid man, claim Sportitalia.

According to transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, Mendes is working to consolidate his partnership with the new Milan hierarchy.

James is not on Real Madrid’s radar, even after the Marco Asensio injury, but Napoli are still not prepared to buy him outright, insisting only on a loan with option to buy.

Atletico Madrid are the favourites now, but there could be another solution in the form of Milan.

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Thursday July 18 2019
Napoli sell Vinicius to Benfica

Napoli have agreed to sell Carlos Vinicius Morais to Benfica for €17m, according to the latest reports.

It was a transfer that raised eyebrows for €4m from Portuguese club Real Sport Clube in the summer of 2018, as the striker never actually played for Napoli.

The 24-year-old had loan spells at Rio Ave and Monaco, scoring 14 goals in 20 games for the Portuguese side and two goals in 16 French appearances.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Vinicius is on the move again and has already left the training camp to join Benfica for €17m.

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Friday July 12 2019
ADL: 'James needs Ancelotti'

Aurelio De Laurentiis said Napoli “are prepared to make sacrifices for James Rodriguez, but we ask Real Madrid to make them too. He only ever delivered with Carlo Ancelotti.”

The President repeated his stance that €45m for the Colombia international is unreasonable, especially as he wants to sign James on loan with option to buy.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Lazio pair heading to Benfica

Lazio’s Portuguese pair Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao are set to return to their homeland in a €20m package deal to Benfica.

According to the Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the Biancocelesti will receive a fee of around €20m for the two youngsters, who they signed in 2017 from Sporting Braga for €18.5m plus bonuses.

Benfica will reportedly offer both players five-year contracts with a €100m release clause, while the two midfielders are said to have come back from their vacation in Spain and will conduct their medicals in the coming days.

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Thursday March 14 2019
Mendes hails 'divine' Ronaldo

Jorge Mendes has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo for his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid, describing the Juventus forward as ‘epic, legendary and divine’.

Mendes has never missed an opportunity to praise Ronaldo, and the super-agent was at it again after Juve’s Champions League comeback against Atleti, which saw the No 7 score all three goals in a 3-0 victory.

“Cristiano is the best player in the history of football and he showed it [on Tuesday],” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Saturday March 9 2019
Juventus prepare Joao Felix bid

Agent Jorge Mendes was at the Juventus Stadium last night, fuelling reports he was there to discuss €120m-rated Benfica talent Joao Felix.

The representative was spotted in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sky Box during the 4-1 win against Udinese.

His clients, Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo, were not taking part in the game, suggesting his presence was for talks with the club directors.

According to various sources including Calciomercato.com and Sport Mediaset, the reason for the Mendes visit was Benfica starlet Joao Felix.

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Friday March 1 2019
Juve spent €37m on commission

Juventus spent €37m on commissions to various agents just in the summer transfer window of 2018, including €15.86m for Emre Can.

Calcio e Finanza went through the paperwork released by the club for the financial year and found some interesting figures.

It emerges Emre Can was a free agent from Liverpool, but the transfer cost €15.86m in commission for his agents.

Jorge Mendes pocketed €11.5m for his role in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, even though Real Madrid were paid over €100m.

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Wednesday February 27 2019
Juve meeting for Joao Felix

Juventus met with Benfica and agent Jorge Mendes today to discuss a summer move for teenage sensation Joao Felix, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The Bianconeri are not the only ones, because the same source suggests Manchester United and Manchester City already held talks with the Portuguese club yesterday.

Joao Felix is 19 years old and already has four goals in 10 caps for his country at Under-21 level.

The forward has 10 goals and six assists in 27 competitive games for Benfica this season.

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Sunday January 6 2019
Andre Silva-Higuain swap option

A surprising report suggests Milan could send Andre Silva to Juventus in exchange for Gonzalo Higuain, reuniting him with Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to CalcioNews24.com, a story that has since been picked up in Spain and Portugal, the deal could help resolve several problems simultaneously.

Andre Silva is currently on loan at Sevilla for €4m with an option to buy for another €39m.

He has been a hit in Spain, scoring nine goals and providing two assists in 23 competitive appearances.

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