Roma fight Napoli for Rodrigo

Roma are now reportedly the favourites for Valencia forward Rodrigo after Napoli saw their €40m offer rejected.

Mundo Deportivo had suggested Napoli made a proposal worth in the region of €40m this week, but the club wanted closer to €70m.

Now CalcioNapoli24 claim Roma have dived in with a much stronger bid and became the favourites for the 28-year-old.

Rodrigo scored 15 goals with 10 assists in 51 competitive games for Valencia this season.

He is under contract until June 2022 and has also been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Roma need a replacement for Edin Dzeko, who is reported to be heading for Inter.