Despite the claims made by De Laurentiis, City insist it is not true that Jorginho does not want to live in Manchester.
Conte is also holding out for his £9m and intends to work his past year of his contract unless he gets it, having not had any concrete offers from other clubs and after turning down Italy's interest in re-appointing him. Jorginho? We said to ourselves, "If Jorginho has any requests, we'll take them into account".
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However, Manchester City do not believe the transfer saga has decisively turned towards Chelsea and, according to the Manchester Evening News, they feel all the talk of the midfielder moving to London is Napoli's transfer tactics.
Sarri is employed by a club who has no use for him.
The attacker hinted he partly blamed Conte for missing out on selection for Spain's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. This has ignited interest from Chelsea who is keen to sign a solid midfielder who can strengthen their base and the West London club are trying to hijack a deal from their rivals.
After Christmas they suffered back-to-back league defeats twice - first by Bournemouth and Watford, and then against Manchester City and Manchester United - and a run of four-straight wins late in the campaign could not secure a top-four finish.
Chelsea met De Laurentiis on Monday to thrash out the terms of Sarri's compensation deal to allow him to come to Stamford Bridge.