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Man United in discussions with Europe’s most underrated midfielder

Representatives of Napoli midfielder Jorginho have travelled to Manchester for discussions over a summer move, according to reports in Italy

Bored of the transfer window yet?

Well there’s only a few days left, so bear with us.

Man United look to have completed their January work, following the completion of Alexis Sanchez’s transfer from Arsenal.


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Look away now Arsenal fans

But that hasn’t stopped Jose Mourinho and the gang pressing ahead with their plans for next summer.

Representatives of Napoli midfielder Jorginho have travelled to Manchester for discussions over a potential move, according to Rai Sport.

So why is Mourinho so keen to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford in the summer?

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Doing his best impression of a house

Jorginho, who was born in Brazil but moved to Italy at a young age, is the linchpin of everything good about Maurizio Sarri’s vibrant Napoli side.

With Michael Carrick coming to the end of his Untied career Mourinho is on the lookout for a controlling midfielder to play alongside Paul Pogba.

Jorginho, who’s averaging 89.7% pass success in Serie A this season, certainly fits the bill.

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When you realise you’ll be dabbing with Jesse Lingard next season

The 26-year-old has been criminally underused by Italy, for whom he’s only picked up three caps.

Former Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura ignored Jorginho for most of the 2018 World Cup campaign, leading to rumours of a potential Brazil call up.

However he was called upon for the crunch second-leg play-off game against Sweden, meaning he’s no longer eligible for Brazil.

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Sing it like you mean it

The fact that Jorginho won’t be travelling to Russia in the summer just gives Mourinho and co more time to convince him that his future lies in Manchester.

Offering him double what anyone else is prepared to hand out seems to do the trick.

Ed Woodward will be preparing the bags of money as we speak.


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