The former Monaco man was loaned to Bayern Munich two seasons ago by Real Madrid with an option to make the move permanent. However, the Bavarians chose not to sign him. Zinedine Zidane is not keen on keeping the Colombian and he has been linked with a move to Napoli.
James had his best time as a Real Madrid player under Ancelotti and the Italian is a huge admirer of the player.
#Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti calls for calm after complaining ‘there’s too much James Rodriguez talk & I don’t know anything about Hirving Lozano’ https://t.co/26WwXYyoEB #NapoliBarca #BarcelonaNapoli #RealMadrid #PSV pic.twitter.com/64skfaADsS— footballitalia (@footballitalia) August 8, 2019
However, when asked about a potential move, the Napoli coach stated that he didn’t want to speak about him as there has already been a lot of talk regarding the issue and prefers talking to the Madrid star directly instead.
"I don't want to talk about James right now. It's a subject that's talked about too much. If I have to talk to him about something, I'll talk to him directly," he was quoted as saying by Bleacher Report.
The Naples outfit are also said to be interested in Hirving Lozano but their Italian coach stated that he is not aware of anything regarding the Mexican winger, saying, "I don't know anything about Chucky Lozano. Unfortunately, the market closes on August 31. We'll see what happens."