Manchester City and Napoli will shake hands on a deal for Jorginho in the next few days that will bank the Italian club a record profit on a player, according to Corriere dello Sport.
After weeks of negotiations, the two clubs appear to have found the basis of an agreement, with City expected to pay a fee in the region of €53million to €55million for the 26-year-old, the Italian newspaper claims.
For Napoli is will mean a huge profit on the €8million they paid Hellas Verona for the Brazil-born Italy international several years ago.
Jorginho is said to be anxious to begin his Premier League adventure and is waiting for the phone call, at which point he will take the first flight to Manchester from Brazil, where he is vacationing with his family.
Meanwhile, the Il Mattino newspaper in Naples says Aurelio De Laurentiis has been trying to negotiate a money-spinning friendly match between Napoli and City into the deal.
The game would take place in Naples at the Stadio San Paolo next summer with Napoli presumably taking in most or all of the profits.
De Laurentiis has reportedly been holding out for the friendly plus a €60million fee, although if the report from CdS is correct, he will settle for slightly less money from the Citizens.