Adalberto Machado is adamant the Partenopei remained an option for the 28-year-old.
“A great team like the Azzurri would be an excellent choice for Rodrigo, even if he has a contract with Valencia," Machado told Calciomercato.it.
“There needs to be an agreement between the clubs, and I don't have any news at this time.
“I'll only comment when there are signatures. Let time run its course..."