Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has urged Real Madrid to lower their James Rodriguez demands. Carlo Ancelotti is eager to sign Colombia international Rodriguez this summer but the Naples outfit are currently struggling to match Madrid’s valuation of the forward, who is valued at around £50million.
Los Blancos have told the 28-year-old, whose two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich ended at the end of last season, he is surplus to requirements and can leave the Santiago Bernabeu during this transfer window. Napoli, who finished second in Serie A last term, would love to bring Rodriguez to the San Paolo Stadium but De Laurentiis says Madrid need to lower their demands if a deal is going to go through.
“We are willing to make sacrifices to secure a deal for James, but Real Madrid must do more,” he told Sky Italia. “We do want to buy him, but we are not in any hurry. “We have not given up hope on securing a deal, but Madrid must consider that it is better to sell him, or loan him, rather than have him unhappy at the club.”