Manchester City have agreed a fee of around €49million (£43million) plus bonuses with Napoli for Jorginho, Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia reports.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) June 20, 2018
Italy’s leading transfer guru reports that after weeks of talks, the two sides have finally defined a cash deal for the gifted midfielder.
The protracted negotiations proved fruitful for City, who managed to knock down Aurelio De Laurentiis’s original asking price of around €60million and land the 26-year-old for what looks like a reasonable fee.
The Brazilian-born Italy international is expected to sign his contract shortly, with some reports even suggesting he may already be in England.
Jorginho’s arrival will fill the void left by Yaya Touré and provide both competition and a probable successor for Fernandinho, 33, who made 48 appearances last season.