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Mercato: James Rodriguez To Napoli?

The father-in-law of James Rodriguez, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, claims the player would like to join Napoli.

The Colombian is entering the final months of a two-year loan deal at the Bavarian club but has appeared to say that he is open to a return to Madrid this summer.

James has seven goals in 25 appearances this season for the German champions and played under Napoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti at both Madrid and Bayern.

“My daughter Daniela told me that he has a great relationship with Carlo Ancelotti and would be happy to reunite with him,” Hernan Ospina told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“I think he would one day like to play in Italy and of course at a big club like Napoli. All Colombian players would like to have an experience in Serie A.

“The appeal of the championship has increased a lot since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.”

The German champions are said to hold a €35m option to sign him permanently but various reports have clarified they will now seek other options and allow the temporary deal to expire.

The creative midfielder joined Bayern in the summer of 2017 on a two-year loan deal from Madrid but reports suggested he had fallen out of favour under new boss Niko Kovac.

The former Porto and Monaco star spent three seasons at Los Blancos, helping them to two European titles, but started just 13 La Liga games in his final campaign.