Newly promoted Verona have played down the seriousness of Fiorentina’s reported bid to sign Jorginho.
“Fiorentina did go in search of Jorginho, but they didn’t really start a true negotiation for him,” Verona sporting director Sean Sogliano noted.
Jorginho, full name Jorge Luiz Frello, is a 21-year-old who was born in Brazil but who has represented Italy at Under-21 level.
A product of the Verona youth system, he has also been heavily linked with a possible move to Serie A giants Milan.
“Milan are a great club and it is pleasing to be paired with them,” the player stated at the start of this month.
“But I am happy here. Verona is an important place.”