REVEALED: Napoli threatened Jorginho with ultimatum if he chose Man City

Napoli threatened Jorginho with an ultimatum in order to force the Italy international into joining Chelsea this week.

The midfielder completed a £52million transfer to Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a deal that shocked City.

Pep Guardiola was desperate to sign the Brazil-born midfielder and City believed he was on his way to the Etihad before he joined Chelsea.

However, Chelsea’s appointment of Maurizio Sarri made the way for Jorginho to join him at Stamford Bridge and City were angry that they were kept in the dark.

Jorginho was believed to be keen on moving to the Etihad but the Mirror report that the Italian was left with little option but to join the blues.

Napoli are said to have threatened Jorginho that either he joins Chelsea or he spends the last two years of his contract in Naples.

Napoli are said to have ‘point blank’ refused to allow him join Manchester City, effectively pushing him towards signing for Chelsea.

Guardiola is believed to be considering other options but City dedicated months of negotiations into a deal for Chelsea’s first summer signing Jorginho.

City signed Riyad Mahrez in a £60m deal from Leicester last week but Guardiola also wants a box-to-box midfielder.

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