Jorginho “won’t be very happy” if he misses out on a move to Manchester City, his agent Joao Santos has said.
Santos, speaking with CalcioNapoli24, revealed that both clubs are still €10 million (£9m/$12m) apart in their valuation of the player.
Pep Guardiola has identified Jorginho as a top target for the summer window, but their €50m (£44m/$59m) offer has been swiftly knocked back by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
“Jorginho is a Napoli player. Napoli and Manchester City have not yet reached an agreement, as there is around €10m distance between the demand and the offer.
“Now City are working on Plan B. The player is waiting for Napoli’s decision. He has another two years on his contract and we will not renew it.
“Jorginho’s contract is owned by De Laurentiis and, as of today, he remains a Napoli player. We won’t be hypocrites here, any player would love to go and play under Pep Guardiola.
“I don’t have to say anything to the president, as if he is convinced that it’s a good deal to sell, then he will. If he feels Jorge can continue to do a good job with Napoli, then he’ll aim to keep him.
“Jorginho is a professional, but this is the opportunity of a lifetime for him and his family. If he doesn’t go to Manchester City, he won’t be very happy,” Santos said.
Jorginho has been with Napoli since 2014, taking in 160 appearances for the club and scoring six goals.