Manchester City have officially made an opening bid for Serie A star.
Citizens see €50m Jorginho offer rejected by Napoli.
The Premier League champions have made the midfielder a top target for the summer transfer window.
According to various reports, the personal agreement with player had already been agreed, but there is still some negotiating to be done.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that the Premier League champions have been rebuffed by the club.
The English champions have seen a €50 million bid for Jorginho turned down.
“From 10 to July 31, Carlo will be able to evaluate the entire squad and make decisions, on August 4 we will be in Dublin with Liverpool and we will see his first Napoli.
“He wants to keep 80 per cent of the current squad, he considers it excellent. Our goals are a goalkeeper, a full-back, a midfielder and a winger.”
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