Napoli to push for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez

Serie A side Napoli are leading the way to sign Real Madrid's James Rodridguez this summer, according to reports in Marca this weekend.

Former Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti has highlighted the Colombian international as his main transfer target ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. 

The Italian brought Rodriguez from Monaco to the Spanish capital back in 2014, and worked with him again during his time with Bundeslifa giants Bayern Munich.

According to the report, Ancelotti has already contacted Rodriguez's agent, Jorge Mendes, as he looks to broker a deal for the 27-year old, with his time at the Santiago Bernaebu coming to an end.

Bayern have already declined to take up their purchase option on Rodriguez, following his two year loan in Bavaria, with a €46m fee deemed as too much by the Bayern board.

Zinedine Zidane will give the deal the green light, as he looks to raise more funds for a squad overhaul this summer, and reinvest the money into a move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

Tags James Rodriguez Napoli