Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jorginho Boost

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jorginho Boost

Article excerpt

NAPOLI appear to be planning for life without City target Jorginho as they have omitted the midfielder from their list for a pre-season training camp.

The 26-year-old has been left out of the 23-man squad heading to Dinamo Folgarida on July 10 with coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The Blues are trying to sign the player, but have not found negotiations easy with Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli determined to get the price they want.

The clubs started off £20m apart in their valuation, and it has taken time to meet somewhere in the middle.

The Blues also have a week to thrash out a deal for Riyad Mahrez before the player returns for pre-season training with Leicester.

The Algerian did not report with the majority of the Foxes squad yesterday, having been given extra time off following his exertions on international duty at the end of last season. …

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