Carlo Ancelotti’s job at the Stadio San Paolo next season looks to have become all the more difficult with Jorginho closing in on his summer switch to Manchester City, but the deal to take him away from Italy is not yet complete.
The Brazilian-born Italy international was one of the standout starts for the Partenopei this past term as Maurizio Sarri effectively built his side around the playmaker, who made things tick in the middle of the pitch.
“Jorginho is a Napoli player,” the player’s agent said, as reported by The Independent.
“Napoli and Manchester City have not yet reached an agreement, as there is around €10 million distance between the demand and the offer.”
The 26-year-old joined Napoli in 2014 from Hellas Verona and went on to develop into one of Serie A’s best midfielders at the San Paolo, though he was rather astonishingly was only handed his competitive debut for Italy in the disappointing World Cup play-off draw against Sweden in November.