Napoli: Madrid 'could keep James'

Real Madrid could reportedly keep Napoli target James Rodriguez if they sell Isco for €80m.

James’ proposed move to Napoli remains on a knife edge as despite him being ready to join the club, they have yet to agree a deal with Madrid.

Now, AS is claiming that while Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane was unhappy with James’ attitude during the 2016-17 campaign – his last before being loaned to Bayern Munich – both he and the club still recognise the Colombian’s quality.

Los Merengues splashed out €75m on the midfielder in the summer of 2014.

He went on to score 36 goals and provide 40 assists in 111 games for the Spaniards, winning two Champions League and a Liga title.

With that in mind, he could stay at the Santiago Bernabeu if Madrid receive an offer of €80m for Isco as they do not want to deprive themselves of both players.

In the meantime, Atletico Madrid would also be keen on bringing in James but for less than his €50m asking price.

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