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Manchester City have been outstanding last season under Pep Guardiola, winning the League Cup and the Premier League comfortably. But the manager is still keen to bolster his squad this summer for the next season.
Since taking the reins at the Etihad Stadium, the former Barcelona boss has received considerable backing in the transfer market. They have invested heavily in the likes of John Stones, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Aymeric Laporte in the past transfer windows.
The Spaniard has prioritized signing a holding midfielder this summer as he has realized the club heavily relies on Fernandinho and wants to a new midfielder to compete with him.
The Premier League giants have been linked with a move for Napoli midfielder Jorginho ahead of the summer transfer window. Manchester United were also interested in him but they have emerged as the favourites.
The Italy International joined them from Hellas Verona in 2013 and has been a mainstay in the midfield of the team this season. He has constantly performed at the highest level and established himself as one of the best midfielders in the league.
The 26 year old has been pivotal for the Italian team this season, linking the play between defense and attack. He has scored two goals and assisted four for the club in all competitions.
The Serie A giants values their star at £60 million and refusing to budge off their evaluation for him. The Premier League winners have already have been already rejected a £50 million offer and are growing frustrated with the negotiations.
Manchester City are considering a move for Nice’s Jean Michael Seri as negotiations for Jorginho continue to stall, reports the Mirror . The midfielder is available at a much cheaper amount of £36 million.
The Ivory Coast International enjoyed a decent campaign with the French side last season and has also attracted attention from the clubs like Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea ahead of the summer transfer window.