Napoli Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has stated they will only move for PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano should they fail to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.

Lozano has been heavily linked with a move to Naples in the Italian press and reports last week claimed the deal was almost done.

However, De Laurentiis has indicated that Lozano is only their second choice.

According to Voetbal International he told Italian radio, “James is Carlo Ancelotti’s wish. I am not 100% sure whether we can attract him, but there are no doubts about his qualities.”

“I have to help my coach. Carlo wants James and I have to work on it, even though he is very expensive. If we cannot make a deal with Jorge Mendes (James’s agent), Then I will talk to Mino Raiola to see if we can attract Hirving Lozano. ”




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