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Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Jorginho and appointing Maurizio Sarri as manager after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis apologised to Manchester City for the delay in completing a move for the midfielder, according to the telegraph.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has claimed that the £50million double swoop is close to completion.
The Brazil-born Italy international has flown to London to complete a deal believed to be worth around £50 million (€56m/$66.3m) and he will soon team up with his old boss Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri is expected to finally be confirmed as the Blues boss once Antonio Conte is eventually dismissed in the coming days.
De Laurentiis spoke of the negotiations between Chelsea and Napoli nearing a solution.
“The Sarri deal is in the homestretch, it depends on him.
I’ve laid down my conditions. It’s all in the hands of lawyers. Jorginho? We said to ourselves, ‘if Jorginho has any requests, we’ll take them into account.’
For that, I’ll have to apologise to Manchester City. However, if the player would rather live in London than Manchester, I can understand that.
If Chelsea are paying him even more, I can understand that too. Jorginho and Sarri together again? Jorginho would go to Chelsea regardless of Sarri.”