Chelsea ‘open talks with Juventus for the £35million transfer of Jorginho’


Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Juventus for the £35million transfer of Jorginho.

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to link-up with the 28-year-old midfielder for a third time.

Jorginho played under the Italian at Napoli before following him to Stamford Bridge in 2018.

According to The National, Juventus have also held talks over personal terms with the Chelsea ace’s representatives.

Jorginho recently revealed that he considered leaving the club after receiving unfair criticism during his first season.

The midfielder was brought to Stamford Bridge by his former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri for £57million in the summer of 2018.

The Italian international struggled to adapt to the Premier League in his first season as Sarri played him in a holding midfield role to let N’Golo Kante roam further up the pitch.


Jorginho told FourFourTwo that the criticism he received was unjust but only served as motivation for the remainder of his campaign.

‘Last year, fans were picking on me a lot because I’d arrived with another manager and, in my opinion, I ended up hearing some things that were honestly unfair.

‘But I’ve never challenged the views of the fans and other people who criticised me. Quite the opposite, actually – it gave me strength because inside I knew they were wrong.

‘Deep in my mind, it was like this: “I’m going to prove they’re wrong and work quietly like I’ve always done, because it’s never been easy for me”.’