According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have “no interest” in letting Jorginho leave as we “see him as an integral part” of our plans. So whether it’s Juventus or any other team that might come knocking, they will be firmly turned away.
Or so we say.
Earlier today, Maurizio Sarri was introduced as Juventus head coach. Other than national team duty, Jorginho has worked exclusively with Sarri for the past four years and has become not only central to his tactics (literally), he’s practically become synonymous with the coach’s footballing philosophy. Jorginho’s agent certainly has started casting increasing amounts of doubt on his client’s prospects of staying as Sarri drew closer and closer to his new assignment.
Whether Chelsea’s stance is actually as strong as claimed right now, or just the opening gambit in yet another summer saga will be revealed soon enough.