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Jorginho’s Man City move from Napoli could be sealed after Italy play Holland on Monday

Midfielder's agent Joao Santos feels a deal is close and says Etihad switch is 'an opportunity not to be turned down'

Jorginho could seal his move to Manchester City from Napoli after Italy’s Monday clash with Holland.

Talks are ongoing but the midfielder’s agent Joao Santos feels the two clubs are close to a deal.


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Jorginho seems keen on what could be an imminent switch to Man City

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Jorginho seems keen on what could be an imminent switch to Man City

Reports suggest City may pay near £44million for Jorginho but the initial fee will be lower.

Santos said: “An offer from City reached Napoli and we are waiting.

“They don’t seem to have rejected the offer.

“City would be very welcome, an opportunity not to be turned down.

Brazil-born midfield star Jorginho has been a Serie A superstar for Napoli

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Brazil-born midfield star Jorginho has been a Serie A superstar for Napoli

“The coach is one of the best in Europe.”

Jorginho, 26, is in the squad for Italy’s friendlies with France tomorrow and the Dutch on Monday.

He would then be free to travel to Manchester to finalise personal terms.

Jorginho has long been under-rated but has won six caps for Italy

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Jorginho has long been under-rated but has won six caps for Italy since 2016

City are close to a club-record £60m agreement with Leicester for long-term target Riyad Mahrez.

Etihad chief Pep Guardiola has insisted he only wants “one or two” signings.

And he hopes to tie up most of his shopping early, just like he did last summer when recruiting Ederson and Bernardo Silva.

Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon have joined Manchester United in eyeing England’s discarded keeper Joe hart.

The Primeira Liga giants want serious competition for their Portugal No1 Rui Patricio.


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Jorginho has been training with Italy ahead of a friendly with Holland in Turin on Monday

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Jorginho has been training with Italy ahead of a friendly with Holland on Monday

Jorginho has attracted interest from Premier League giants but Man City are the overwhelming favourites to sign him

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Jorginho has attracted interest from Premier League giants but champions Manchester City are the overwhelming favourites to sign him

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