Jorginho left out of Napoli's pre-season camp as Manchester City move nears

Jorginho's move to Manchester City looks to be drawing closer after he was left out of Napoli's squad for their pre-season training camp.

Jorginho would become Guardiola's first signing of pre-season, as City looks to defend its Premier League crown.   -  Getty Images

Reported Manchester City target Jorginho has not been included in Napoli's squad for pre-season, as his likely move to the Premier League champion edges closer.

Jorginho played a key role for Napoli in its unsuccessful title challenge last term, featuring 39 times across all competitions and scoring four goals.

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed in June that the Serie A club had turned down a €50million bid from City for the midfielder, but Pep Guardiola's side was expected to return with an improved offer.

And the drawn-out negotiations now appear to be nearing a conclusion, with Napoli confirming on Monday that the Brazil-born Italy international had not joined the squad for its pre-season training camp in Dimaro Folgarida.

Jorginho would become Guardiola's first signing of pre-season, as City looks to defend its Premier League crown.

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