Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City's 'Verbal Deal' for Jorginho

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City's 'Verbal Deal' for Jorginho

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CITY have a verbal agreement in place to sign Jorginho, according to the player's agent.

Joao Santos believes the transfer is still well on course to completion despite no documents having been signed by either party.

M.E.N. Sport understand City are still to agree a fee with Napoli for the Italian international, but are understood to be nearing a compromise.

The Premier League champions have been locked in discussion with Napoli since the end of the season without any clear breakthrough.

Pep Guardiola is determined to add the 26-year-old to his titlewinning squad this summer, and Santos believes a deal could be wrapped up as early as next week.

"Jorginho is now in Fortaleza with his family on vacation," Santos said.

"In football you need signed documents, without this you can do little. …

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