Jorginho has five-year deal waiting to be signed at Man City

Manchester City have a five-year contract waiting for Jorginho, claims the Napoli midfielder’s agent, but the Premier League champions are yet to agree a transfer fee.

After Goal first revealed Pep Guardiola’s interest in the Italy international back in April , a long-running saga has proved frustrating for all concerned.

Jorginho is desperate to take advantage of “the opportunity of a lifetime” , but he has seen a €50 million (£44m/$58m) approach knocked back by Serie A employers reluctant to lower their asking price.

City are still to meet Napoli’s demands but a deal is edging ever closer, with Aurelio De Laurentiis having promised that the issue will be “settled soon” .

It is reported that a €53m offer will be enough to get an agreement over the line, with Jorginho’s representative revealing that terms have already been drawn up at the Etihad Stadium.

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Joao Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss : “Jorginho is obviously willing to go to City, we’re waiting for the agreement between the clubs.

“There’s a five-year contract ready for the lad.

“If the agreement doesn’t arrive then obviously he’ll make himself available for Napoli.

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“With the World Cup negotiations slow down a bit, but we hope the deal can be defined soon.”

Jorginho has spent four-and-a-half seasons with Napoli, taking in 160 appearances.

He is considered to be a solid addition to a City squad which already boasts plenty of midfield talent within record-breaking ranks.