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.
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.