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Man City expected to complete €53m midfielder deal – report

Manchester City will seal a €53million deal for Napoli star Jorginho in the coming days, according to reports from Italy.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the deal to bring the Italy international to the Etihad Stadium is almost done, and will include a summer friendly between City and Napoli as part of the agreement.

The transfer fee will be in the region of €53-55m, with bonuses on top and the addition of the revenue from the summer friendly match.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis recently claimed the club turned down a €50million offer for Jorginho, who has also been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United.

In addition, the player’s agent Joao Santos claimed that if a move fails to materialise his client would be happy to stay with the Serie A side.

“Jorginho is good at Napoli, but there are negotiations with Manchester City and this is why we do not talk about a renewal,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.

“We are talking about a boy for whom Manchester City represents the opportunity of a lifetime.

“But beware – he would not be sad if he stayed in Naples. In Naples the boy is well and is happy.”

However, it is understood that City are now just a few small steps away from securing their replacement for Yaya Toure.


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