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Manchester City close in on signing of Napoli midfielder Jorginho

By Joshua Bunting

Premier League champions Manchester City are set to complete the signing of Jorginho from Napoli this week.

The fee for the Brazilian-born Italian international is set to be £46.5million as he closes in on his expected transfer to the Etihad Stadium.

The final details between the clubs are being sorted - with one particular sticking point believed to be the five per cent sell-ons that are due to the midfielder's previous club Verona.

Jorginho posted a picture on Instagram boarding a flight at the end of a family holiday to Brazil and is expected to head for Manchester for a medical when an agreement is reached.

The playmaker made 37 appearances for Serie A runners up Napoli last season, scoring three goals, including one against City in the Champions League in November.

It is no secret that Manchester City have had Jorginho as a target for some time now, but negotiations haven’t been the easiest for City.

According to reports earlier this month, Napoli turned down a €50million bid from City for the player.

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