Jorginho reportedly ‘could be sacrificed by Napoli’ – opening the door for a move to Manchester United.
The defensive midfielder, 26, is said to be on United’s radar with his entourage reportedly having made a trip to Manchester in January.
The Brazil-born Italy international’s agent says that his client could be sold by the Serie A club this summer, despite Jorginho being happy in Naples.
Joao Santos said: “I think we’ll discuss a renewal at the end of the season, as it’s not the moment to talk about that, because he still has a long contract.
“He wants to stay, although we’ll have to see if Napoli agree with that. If a player like Torreira arrives from Sampdoria, then that will require an important investment and Jorginho could be sacrificed to make way.
“I think they’d rather sell Jorginho than Amadou Diawara, who is younger.
“It’s an issue of mentality, it’s a family at Napoli and they all play for each other. Right now everyone is concentrated on the Scudetto, an objective they’ve been missing.
“He has been there for four years now and feels Neapolitan.”
Napoli are chasing a first league since their Diego Maradona-inspired Scudetto in the 1989-90 season.
The Verona academy graduate has helped put out fires, with Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon.
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