Jorginho could depart Napoli this summer with the Italian club believing this might be the right time to cash in on the midfielder, claims agent Joao Santos.

Despite being happy in Naples, Jorginho’s agent thinks the player could be “sacrificed” should Napoli look to cash in on one of their star assets, with the club preferring to keep hold of the “younger” Amadou Diawara.

Manchester United have been long-term admirers of the Brazilian-born central-midfielder, and they could move for the player this summer after his agent hinted at a possible exit from the Italian outfit.

Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to bolster his options in midfield with veteran Michael Carrick set to retire at the end of the season, and Jorginho fits the bill for the perfect defensive-midfield replacement.

“If a player like Torreira arrives from Sampdoria, then that will require an important investment and Jorginho could be sacrificed to make way,” Santos told Radio Crc, according to Goal.

“I think we’ll discuss a renewal at the end of the season, as it’s not the moment to talk about that, because he still has a long contract. He wants to stay, although we’ll have to see if Napoli agree with that.

“I think they’d rather sell Jorginho than Amadou Diawara, who is younger.”

The tenacious midfielder has been a central part of Napoli’s pursuit of winning the Serie A this campaign; so far guiding Maurizio Sarri’s men to the summit of the league, in turn biding to prevent Juventus winning a seventh successive league trophy.

He has so far started 22 out of the club’s 25 league games this season, scoring two goals in the process while turning provider four times as well.

Napoli face an away trip to Cagliari on Monday night as the Light Blues look to maintain their lead at the top of Serie A.

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Ben Green