Manchester City on verge of completing record deal for Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City on verge of completing record deal for Riyad Mahrez

Jorginho joined Napoli in that same window.

While the midfielder's agent, Joao Santos, has insisted that Napoli have not rejected any offers yet, the Serie A giants reportedly knocked back the first bid from Manchester City earlier this month.

"We're waiting for their response".

The newspaper reports that an initial €45m offer was rejected by the Partenopei, who are holding out for €55m. "If Napoli find an agreement with City, we'll go from there".

Jorginho, a Brazil-born Italy global, refused to discuss his future when quizzed while with his national team.

"Obviously Manchester City would be very welcome, an opportunity not to be turned down".

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But it is understood City have agreed a basic £80,000-a-week deal with his camp.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are reportedly closing in on the signing of an global midfield star FC Barcelona have also shown an interest in.

Speaking to the press, Jorginho's representative made clear he will "evaluate everything" for his client if the two clubs can reach an agreement.

But negotiations between City director of football Txiki Begiristain and his counterpart, Napoli sporting director Aurelio De Laurentis, appear to have found a breakthrough.

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