Chelsea midfielder Jorginho wanted by two European giants
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is being chased by "two top European clubs" according to his agent. Joao Santos has claimed that his client has been contacted by both parties in the hope of concluding a summer transfer.
Santos has also stated that that Juventus, strongly linked with a move for the midfielder and managed by former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, is not one of them.
Jorginho had a tough start at Stamford Bridge following his £68 million move from Napoli in the summer of 2018. He was even targeted by sections of the Chelsea fanbase who believed that he was guaranteed a first-team spot under Sarri regardless of how he played.
Chelsea fans never really liked Sarri and his prodigal son Jorginho was somewhat targeted by them due to that. Things have radically improved for the midfielder since the Italian boss left the club. Jorginho was enjoying a decent season under Frank Lampard before coronavirus halted things.
His good run of form has alerted a couple of clubs, who have contacted the 28-year-old's agent.
Speaking to the Italian media, as reported by Goal, Santos said: “If you ask me if Sarri likes Jorginho, I’d say ‘yes’ due to their history.
“I can’t say anything about the transfer market as I’m not in touch with anyone right now.
“Jorginho still has three years left on his contract and is doing well at Chelsea, but if a big enough offer comes in then a deal could go through.
“In this sense, two top European clubs, not Italian ones, contacted me.”
It is reported that Jorginho has become the "No. 1 transfer target" for Juventus for the summer as they look for life after Miralem Pjanic who is in demand from a number of clubs including Barcelona.
The Serie A giants had hoped to land the Brazilian-born Italian international until Barcelona revealed all but three players Lionel Messi, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Frenkie De Jong - were on their transfer list.
Barcelona's 23-year-old Brazilian midfield Arthur became the priority target of the Old Lady but the Barcelona midfielder has revealed he doesn't want to move, with Jorginho now once again becoming Juventus' top target.
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