Napoli continue to work on improving Ancelotti’s team. There are ongoing contacts between the parties for the potential James Rodriguez deal: sporting director Giuntoli is close to reaching an agreement on a loan for €5 million with an option to buy set at €30 million. Giuntoli is in constant contact with agent Jorge Mendes to close the deal quickly, potentially in the next 48 hours.
On top of James, Napoli are also monitoring Lozano’s situation: they have offered PSV €50 million and have an agreement in principle with the player, but the marketing rights have yet to be sorted. Napoli also made some new contacts with Kostas Manolas: the negotiation is ongoing and will continue with or without Amadou Diawara being included in the deal with Roma.