Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jorginho Deal 'Could Go Down to the Wire' for Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jorginho Deal 'Could Go Down to the Wire' for Blues

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A DEAL for Napoli star Jorginho could go to the wire, according to City director Alberto Galassi.

The Italy international is one of Pep Guardiola's top summer targets, but the Blues are expecting a battle to land the 26-year-old before the transfer window closes on August 9.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport they had already refused an offer from City worth €45m plus €5m add-ons.

M.E.N. Sport understands the Blues hope to have wrapped up deals for both Jorginho and Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez before the World Cup starts next week.

However, non-executive board member Galassi warned the deal could drag on and City might have to wait until after the tournament has finished to seal the deal. …

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