Napoli announce Albiol's departure
Raul Albiol will no longer be a Napoli player in the next few days. The experienced central defender has requested to leave and the club will accept his request. This was confirm by the president, Aurelio De Laurentiis.
"We are working on the defence. Albiol told us that he does not want to continue and we don't force anybody. Manolas could be a good subsitute," he said on 'Radio Kiss Kiss'.
Villarreal are the front runners to sign Albiol, who has also been linked with Valencia. What seems clear is that the Spanish international wants to return to Spain.
In addition, De Laurentiis confirmed talks had begun with James Rodriguez: "If negotiations with my friend Jorge Mendes do not lead to us signing James, we will then talk to Mino Raiola to try and sign Hirving Lozano."