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Transfer Gossips: £60m Mahrez to join Man City within days

Transfer Gossips: £60m Mahrez to join Man City within days Transfer Gossips: £60m Mahrez to join Man City within days
Kristopher Love | 31 May, 2018, 19:59

The Brazilian-born Italy global has played for Napoli since a transfer from Hellas Verona in January 2014.

Manchester City are hoping to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez and Napoli midfielder Jorginho, Press Association Sport reports.

According to Manchester Evening News report that Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano and sporting director Txiki Begiristain to wrap up the deal for Mahrez in time for the club's USA pre-season tour.

Jorginho made 35 appearances for Napoli this season, scoring three times.

The Italy global has been heavily tipped to join the Premier League champions in the transfer window, although Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be providing competition.

The agent has previously indicated a deal will be done if Napoli and City can reach an agreement.

The newspaper reports that an initial €45m offer was rejected by the Partenopei, who are holding out for €55m.

And sources in Italy claim that the clubs are moving ever closer to a basic £42m agreement with the possibility of a further £1.75m going to the Italians in add-ons.

The 26-year-old midfielder has been identified as one of Manchester City's priority targets, but the club have found Napoli to be tough negotiators in the market. If Napoli and City find a solution, we can talk about it.