Napoli priced out of James move

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Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says James Rodriguez wants to join the Italians but Real Madrid are pricing them out of a move.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says James Rodriguez wants to join the Italians but Real Madrid are pricing them out of a move.

The Colombian is back with Los Blancos following a two-year loan stint with Bayern Munich, but remains in limbo as he is yet to get fixed up with a new club.

Real do not want to keep him as he does not figure in the plans of Zinedine Zidane, but it would appear they are still asking for a big fee in the region of £50million, one that Napoli are not willing to meet.

De Laurentiis told AS: ‘James is the most media-friendly player after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he wants to play with us but Real Madrid are asking for too much.

‘ There is talk that English clubs are also showing an interest, but they too could be scared off by the kind of figures that Los Blancos are asking for.

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