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Jorginho’s agent has dismissed reports claiming that Jose Mourinho has instructed Jorge Mendes to sign the Napoli midfielder for Manchester United this summer.
The Italy international has been one of Napoli’s standout performers this season and has been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United.
But on Thursday, reports in Italy claimed that Mourinho wants to edge United ahead of City in the transfer race by asking Mendes to begin talks with Napoli over a potential deal for Jorginho.
But the midfielder’s agent, Joao Santos, insists he is not aware of Mourinho’s latest move.
‘I heard that Jorge Mendes would like to take him [Jorginho] to United but I do not know anything about it, nobody called me,’ he told Radio CRC.
‘At the moment, given the two-year contract with Napoli, the last word is up to De Laurentiis [Napoli’s president].’
Santos also ruled out the prospect of Jorginho leaving Napoli for another team in Serie A and admits he has not received an official offer.
‘Everyone asks for information, but nobody has made any official offers so I can’t say which track is hotter,’ he said.
‘I’ve already been to all the English clubs because that’s my job, I get information.
‘If he were to leave Napoli I can say that Jorginho wouldn’t play for any other team, even if he didn’t have any release clause.’