Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says he rejected a bid worth €50million from Manchester City for midfielder Jorginho.
The Italy international’s agent said this week that City had submitted an offer to the Serie A runners-up, with the Premier League champions apparently keen to conclude a deal promptly.
However, De Laurentiis claims he has turned down a sizeable offer for the 26-year-old, suggesting City will have to return with an increased bid.
“I’ve refused €45million plus a €5million bonus from City for Jorginho,” he told Corriere Dello Sport.
De Laurentiis hopes to make further additions to the squad before Carlo Ancelotti takes charge of his first match since being appointed head coach.