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Agent: 'Manchester City, Napoli still working on Jorginho deal'

Agent: 'City still working on Jorginho deal'
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The agent of Jorginho still expects the Italy international to swap Napoli for Manchester City this summer, despite talks between the two sides dragging on.

Agent Joao Santos has provided a further update on Jorginho's proposed move from Napoli to Manchester City, insisting that both teams are working hard to complete a deal.

The Italy international, reportedly valued at no more than £44m by the Citizens, has been at the centre of drawn-out talks over the past month.

Serie A runners-up Napoli are continuing to haggle over a higher fee, potentially rising to £59m, but Santos is now in England and expects a transfer to go through for the 26-year-old soon.

"Manchester City are working to close the deal with Napoli - any moment could be the right one," he told Radio Kiss Kiss. "The player is in Brazil.

"I'm in my house in England, waiting for a call from [sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli or [owner Aurelio] De Laurentiis. When it arrives, I will go to meet the leadership of Manchester City."

Jorginho has featured more than 130 times for Napoli since joining from Italian rivals Hellas Verona in 2014.


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Jorginho in action for Napoli on October 21, 2017
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