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Manchester United linked with Napoli midfielder

According to The Sun, Manchester United are being linked with Napoli’s Jorginho, with the player’s agent saying that he could be sold by the Serie A club in the summer, despite being happy with them.

Jorginho is one of three targets being considered by United, along with Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Nice’s Jean Michael Sarin.

The player had previously discussed a move to Manchester, but, at the time, dismissed it saying he would not enjoy the wet weather in the North-West of England. Now it appears there appears to have been a change of heart, with rumours of Lucas Torreira arriving from Sampdoria in the summer to threaten his place in the Napoli side.

Jorginho is a defensive midfielder who was born in Brazil but is of Italian parentage and moved to Italy at a young age. Eligible to play for both Brazil and Italy, he has opted to represent the European country. He made his first competitive appearance for Italy in their 0-0 draw against Sweden in the World Cup play-off tie in November which confirmed their failure to qualify for this year’s tournament.