Cape Town - Napoli president Aurelio De
Laurentiis has revealed that Manchester City are edging closer to the signing
of Jorginho, with just the transfer fee a sticking point.
The Premier League champions have made the
26-year-old midfielder a priority target in the off-season, although they've
come up short in the Azzurri's valuation of Jorginho thus far.
According to De Laurentiis, the Citizens
recently failed with a €50 million bid, but he admitted that negotiations are nearing
a successful conclusion.
The Brazil-born Italy international
registered two goals and four assists in 33 Serie A appearances this past
season to help the Naples outfit finish runners-up to Italian champions
"I think the deal can be done in the
next few days," De Laurentiis told Sun Sport. "Everything is possible
as we have a good relationship with Manchester City and their people, but we
"We are still not in agreement over
the price for the player, but we'll be near to the conclusion as they made an
effort in the last few days."