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Napoli having trouble closing deal for James – Pépé could be an alternative

Napoli’s pursuit of James Rodríguez might have hit a speed bump.

Napoli are having some difficulties with Real Madrid to close the deal for James Rodríguez and could look to Nicolas Pépé as an alternative, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Real Madrid are refusing to let the Colombian leave on an initial loan deal and want to sell outright.

Atlético Madrid could look to make a move for James under these conditions but Napoli remain optimistic.

Meanwhile, Lille are in fact interested in Napoli winger Adam Ounas while it would take €60-65 million to sign the Ivorian winger.

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