Manchester City close in on £43m move for Napoli’s Jorginho

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Manchester City made several bids to sign the Algerian winger in the past, but the Foxes were defiant as they held on to their most prized asset despite the player handing in an official transfer request twice.

Mahrez and Slimani featured in Algeria's 3-0 loss to Portugal on June 7 while Amartey played in the Black Stars' 2-2 draw against Iceland on the same day.

No deal has been struck although a £60million fee is reportedly enough to convince Leicester to sell.

Mahrez spent time away from Leicester during the episode but returned to good form for the second half of the season and Guardiola has stayed true to his word by re-entering the bidding.


They were not prepared to let him go in January with little time to find a replacement but now have a month to find reinforcements, having already signed attacking midfielder James Maddison from Norwich for £24m.

Mahrez will represent another club record transfer for City, breaking the previous mark set when French defender Aymeric Laporte joined from Athletic Bilbao for £57m in January.

And Mahrez did not take the rejection well refusing to play or train for some time and even scooped up fines fined for his boycott.

It appears that Pep Guardiola's side hope to wrap up the deal this week, with City traveling to the United States later this month for a pre-season tour.

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