Ancelotti hints at James Rodriguez's imminent move to Serie A side.
Carlo Ancelotti wants Napoli to land James Rodriguez's as soon as possible.
Napoli are close to completing the €10m loan signing of the midfielder from Los Blancos, with the option to buy the Colombian for €40m next summer.
James will reunite with former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss Ancelotti if the move takes place.
The 27-year-old opted not to sign a permanent transfer deal at Bayern after a two-year loan with the Bayern.
On reports regarding James, Ancelotti told reporters as Goal.com quoted: "I don't know if he'll come, but we hope so.
"I know him very well, he can play in all the midfield positions. I used him as a left winger, as a number 10 and or even on the right.
"His position on the pitch isn't a problem. He's adaptable, he can play in many positions.
"As for the number 10 shirt, the important thing is that he puts on the Azzurri jersey. His number isn't important. However, he needs time and patience."
LaLiga side Atletico Madrid are believed to be monitoring the situation, according to reports in Madrid.