De Laurentiis: “James wants to join Napoli, but Real Madrid are asking for too much”

11 Jul 2019

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is hoping that Real Madrid lower their asking price for James Rodriguez as the Colombian player and the Italian club are keen to conclude a deal to take him to Serie A.

James‘ situation at Real Madrid has been made clear and Zinedine Zidane has no plans to use him next season, but talks with the Partenopei have been ongoing for some time now and still no agreement has been reached.

James is the most covered player in the media after Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo,” De Laurentiis said to the Corriere dello Sport.

Carlo Ancelotti really likes him and he wants to play for Napoli, but Real Madrid are asking for too much.”

It’s thought that the player is only a few steps away from making his move to the Stadio San Paolo, but Real Madrid and Napoli are struggling to find common ground as the latter want to postpone the payment of 40 million euros until next summer, something Los Blancos aren’t happy to agree to.

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