Sorry Juventus and Sarri as Italian tells Chelsea fans £57 million midfielder Jorginho to be blue this summer
European football expert Gabriele Marcotti says that Chelsea need to keep hold of Juventus target Jorginho, especially after being issued with a transfer ban.
After moving to Chelsea last summer, Jorginho managed to play 54 games for Chelsea last season in all competitions and became an integral part of plans under Sarri.
However, after the Italian left the club and made the move to Juventus, there had been speculation in the media which suggested he could follow Sarri back to Seria A, with the Italian reportedly interested in a deal.
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos recently revealed the player is open to a reunion with the Italian boss
But Marcotti cannot see Chelsea letting Jorginho leave due to their transfer ban, the departure of loanee Mateo Kovacic as well as the long-term Achilles injury to Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
“That is wonderful agent speak, that is exactly what I would want my agent to say,” Marcotti said on ESPN FC.
“I think with the transfer ban in place, Chelsea have an issue with bodies in midfield.
“Obviously [Mateo] Kovacic is going to go back to Real Madrid after his loan, Loftus-Cheek is out for a long, long time.
“You’ve got Kante, you’ve got [Ross] Barkley, you’ve got Jorginho, maybe you can bring Mason Mount back or [Tiemoue] Bakayoko or whatever.
“But the reality is they need Jorginho.
“I don’t see a chance of this and I think Juventus also their inclination is to hand the keys of the midfield to [Miralem] Pjanic.”
Even though he may not leave to join Sarri at Juventus, he could still leave the club in the coming months and join another Italian club, as he has set himself up top be hated by many fans.
And if the right offer does arrive, then Chelsea will do business, despite the fact that they are unable to sign players over the next couple of transfer windows.
And if he does leave the club, it may offer opportunities for some of the exciting talents Chelsea already have at the club to take their chance and try to build a future for themselves at Stamford Bridge.
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