MANCHESTER CITY have agreed personal terms with Napoli midfielder Jorginho.
However talks with the Serie A club regarding a fee for the Italy international with City refusing to go higher than an initial £44 million.
Getty Images Jorginho has agreed personal terms with Man City
Jorginho has gone to visit his family in Brazil while the two clubs try to agree a fee – but his agent says their side of the deal is done.
His representative Joao Santos said: “The two clubs are talking. Jorginho is in Brazil and waiting to find out what his future will be.
“We have a verbal agreement with Manchester City, we are waiting for Napoli and the English to find an agreement.”
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has frustrated City by increasing the price tag – but they know Jorginho is keen on the move.
AP:Associated Press City are yet to agree a fee with Napoli for the midfielder
Pep Guardiola is also keen to add Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez to his squad and City are waiting for the green light from the Foxes.
Winger Patrick Roberts is expected to move in the opposite direction and that has held up the deal being completed.
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Meanwhile, SunSport can exclusively reveal that City youngster Brahim Diaz is wanted by West Ham.
Former boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen for the talented midfielder to join him at the London Stadium as cover for injured playmaker Manuel Lanzini.