Man City to complete £46.5m signing Napoli midfielder Jorginho

first_img moving on targets 26-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho is set to join Manchester City Jorginho against Raheem Sterling on international duty – the pair are set to become team-mates The 26-year-old’s move to the Etihad Stadium is expected to be wrapped up this week and could be announced this weekend.It is claimed he will sign a five-year contract with the English champions.He will be Pep Guardiola’s first signing of the summer, as he looks to strengthen his side ahead of their Premier League title defence.But, according to the Daily Mirror, Napoli will wait to sign Jorginho’s replacement before they rubber stamp the Italy international’s City switch.The Serie A side have made an approach for Spanish midfielder Fabián Ruiz, who is set to join them from Real Betis for €30m.Man City have been working on a deal for Brazil-born Italy player Jorginho for months. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Manchester City are close to completing a £46.5milion deal to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to reports. IN DEMAND Guardiola has been looking out for another central midfielder to ease the workload on key man Fernandinho, and also to replace the departed Yaya Toure.Jorginho moved from Brazil to Italy as a teenager, first joining Verona before moving to Napoli in 2014. LATEST LIVING THE DREAM RANKED 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star He has made 130 appearances for the Italian side, and has eight caps for Italy after making his debut in 2016.City are also hopeful of completing a deal for Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez this summer, having failed to land the Algerian in January.last_img read more