Manchester City are in advanced talks to sign Jorginho
Napoli have rejected a bid totalling £44m from
Manchester City for Jorginho, according to the Italian
club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport on Saturday that
City had made an offer of £40m for the Italy midfielder
with bonuses on top.
Sky Sports News understands City are in advanced talks
over a deal for the 26-year-old , but are yet to make a
“I’ve refused €45m plus a €5m bonus from City for
Jorginho,” De Laurentiis said.
Jorginho has two years left on his current deal with the
Serie A side.
Agent Joao Santos previously said a move to the
Premier League for his client, who has also been linked
with Chelsea, was on the cards this summer if financial
terms could be agreed.
Jorginho has played his entire career in Italy, having
moved to Europe from Brazil as a youngster.
He joined Napoli in January 2014 and, after expressing
his desire to play internationally for Italy, has won six
Pep Guardiola is interested in bringing the Italy
midfielder to the Etihad ahead of next season
De Laurentiis is also looking to add to Napoli’s squad,
which will be under the management of Carlo Ancelotti
next season, while admitting Marek Hamsik could be on
his way to China.
Shandon Luneng are understood to be interested in the
30-year-old Slovakia midfielder.
“He wants to keep 80 per cent of the current group. He
thinks it’s excellent. Our aims are a goalkeeper, a full-
back, a midfielder and a winger,” he added.
“If Hamsik wants to go to China, we won’t stop him, but
how much will they give?”
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