22 Jul Serie A transfer information: Carlo Ancelotti states Napoli still negotiating James Rodriguez transfer
The head trainer provided a transfer upgrade on his former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich charge, together with goal Eljif Elmas
Carlo Ancelotti states Napoli are negotiating a deal to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid as Atletico Madrid reportedly circle.
James has been connected with Napoli through the present transfer window, but a bargain that could reunite the Colombia celebrity and head coach Ancelotti is yet to materialise.
Atletico have emerged as a potential destination for James amid a deadlock in discussions between Napoli and La Liga giants Actual.
Asked about Napoli’s pursuit of James, Ancelotti informed TV Luna:”I am unaware of a bargain with Atletico.
“We are still talking for James, a participant I love. I am very connected to James, I rate him very highly and that he can improve our team.
“He does not have to re-announce himself, he is a fantastic player. But he is only one player we are publicly negotiating for. We are assessing many gamers.”
While discussions for James haul on, Napoli are near signing Fenerbahce and Macedonia midfielder Eljif Elmas.
With Amadou Diawara currently at Roma and Marko Rog poised to proceed to Cagliari, Napoli have turned into the 19-year old Elmas since Ancelotti’s men seem to dethrone Serie A champions Juventus at 2019-20.
“We are quite close and I expect a deal closes fast,” Ancelotti added. “He is a really intriguing player and we are specifying the last information. I expect he arrives until we depart Dimaro.
“We were trying to find a player skilled at playing between the traces, also Elmas includes a great deal of quality.
“The group is already quite complete. We must have a tiny step at a time. We are very near the top.
“We will be glad at August 31. Napoli are functioning and nothing is hopeless, but there are the needs of the players problems with the agents or clubs.”
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Ancelotti has seen his team create one important signing this summer, together with Greek guardian Kostas Manolas coming from Roma for $36 million (Number 32m/$41m).
Napoli have been always connected with James, whom Ancelotti handled in the Bernabeu and together with Bayern Munich.
He’s also eager to maintain a number of his side’s crucial players out of departing, such as left-back Mario Rui, that began 17 league games for Napoli final term.