JAMES Rodriguez has now returned to Real Madrid after Bayern Munich opted not to make the Colombian’s two-year loan deal permanent, but he seems unlikely to stay put in the Spanish capital.
According to Sky Sports Italia (via TuttoNapoli), Napoli are now pursuing a potential loan deal for Rodriguez and the midfielder’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is said to be playing a significant role in the negotiations.
While Napoli are looking to agree a two-year loan with an option to buy, Los Blancos are only interested in a permanent deal for the 27-year-old and are looking to part ways with him for €42m.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that AC Millan are interested in Liverpool’s Lovren. Liverpool are not in any hurry to sell Lovren, according to The Times.
AC Milan have reportedly registered an interest in Lovren but are yet to directly contact Liverpool.
Frederic Massara is believed to be taking over as Milan’s new sporting director after Leonardo left for PSG.
During his days at Roma, Massara was reportedly keen on Lovren and tabs on the player have been carried over to the San Siro.
Milan, who are also seeking a new manager following Gennaro Gattusso’s departure, are reluctant to spend having failed to secure Champions League football.