Transfers Man City expect Jorginho transfer chase to run until deadline day Chris Burton 16:38 6/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Napoli Serie A Premier League Alberto Galassi believes the battle to land the Napoli midfielder will continue throughout the summer, with one offer having already been knocked back Manchester City have already seen a €50 million (£44m/$59m) bid for Jorginho rejected and expect the battle to land the Napoli midfielder to run until deadline day.The Premier League leaders had been hoping to get an early deal in place for the Italy international, with Goal having revealed how Pep Guardiola has made the 26-year-old a top target .City are, however, facing resistance in their efforts to get a big-money transfer pushed through, with an initial approach having been rebuffed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Alberto Galassi, a board member at the Etihad Stadium, concedes that a protracted pursuit could now drag on through the summer as there is no obvious end in sight.He told Sky Sport Italia of the scramble to secure Jorginho’s signature: “He is one of the players we like, we never disguised that. However, [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis knows the value of his players and is very good at negotiations.“We are a fair club, we do not go against the wishes of other clubs or try to approach players without first agreeing terms with their club.“One thing is for sure, if there is a deal, it’ll be at suitable terms for both clubs.“I personally believe if this is done, it’ll be a few hours before the transfer deadline, which in a World Cup year is always going to be unusual.”De Laurentiis revealed recently that he had snubbed an offer from City for Jorginho worth €45m up front and €5 in bonuses.While he is prepared to shun offers for now and push up the asking price for a prized asset, the midfielder’s agent has admitted that a move to England would be difficult for his client to turn down .Joao Santos told Tuttomercatoweb : “If Napoli find an agreement with City, we will assess everything.”Obviously, Manchester City would be very welcome, an opportunity not to be turned down. The coach is one of the best in Europe.”
zoom Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) ended the first nine months of fiscal year 2017 with a net profit of JPY 16.8 billion, compared to a net loss of JPY 226.1 billion posted in the same period last year.For the period from April 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 consolidated revenues amounted to JPY 1.63 trillion, rising by 15.3 percent from JPY 1.41 trillion reported a year earlier. NYK Line posted an operating profit of JPY 24.8 billion for the nine months, compared with operating loss of JPY 15.5 billion.Conditions in the maritime shipping market were positive overall during the nine-month period of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.In the container shipping market, an upswing in spot freight rates stalled somewhat as the total supply of tonnage remained at similarly high levels as the previous year. While shipping traffic was brisk along transpacific and European routes, the upswing in spot freight rates largely came to a standstill due to the impact of growing shipping capacity, caused by the production of new ultra-large container ships.In the dry bulk shipping market, although excess tonnage still exists, market conditions improved compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year owing to steady shipping traffic and the increased imports of iron ore to China.For the year ending March 31, 2018, NYK Line said that it expects its net profit to be at JPY 11 billion, while the revenues are forecast to rise by 12.9 percent to JPY 2.17 trillion.The company also revised its dividend forecast for fiscal year 2017 after determining that the company has sufficient prospects for regaining profitability. Although the payment of a fiscal year-end dividend had not been decided thus far, the company now plans to pay a year-end dividend of JPY 20 per share.In a separate release, NYK Line that it adopted a resolution on the changes to its representative director, effective as of March 31, 2018. Naoya Tazawa would take up the position of Director, moving from its present position of Representative Director and Executive Vice-President Corporate Officer, due to the changes of the new positions and responsibilities scheduled as of April 1, 2018.