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Chelsea solicit Juventus bid for Jorginho while eyeing Declan Rice — report

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After several weeks of being left out in the cold, Jorginho has been restored to Frank Lampard’s starting lineups. The transfer rumors surrounding the Chelsea Vice-captain have accordingly died away as well.

But the games are all but done now, which means the transfer games can begin.

And sure enough, here comes Chelsea insider Matt Law with word that the club are “unlikely to stand in Jorginho’s way if Juventus make an attractive offer”. Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit, that’s only missing one thing, the attractive offer!

Any word on that, Jorginho’s talkative agent?

“Sarri has never called Jorginho personally to talk about Juventus. I know there’s talk in the papers, but we have never had direct contact with Sarri or even director of sport Fabio Paratici.

“When the directors Paratici and Marina Granovskaia find an agreement, if they find an agreement, then and only then can I talk about the situation.

“Everyone knows there is a very strong rapport between Sarri and Jorginho after five years working together, I’d be a hypocrite to deny that, but I also want to remind you that Jorginho has three years left on his Chelsea contract.”

-João Santos; source: Radio Kiss Kiss via Football Italia

Classic bit of agenting there, leaving every option open.

But it certainly sounds like Chelsea would not be averse to cashing in on the 28-year-old midfielder, especially as the millions received could then be shuffled across the table to West Ham, in exchange for the wonderful, much improved, and still improving Declan Rice. That’s the other half of Law’s report in the Telegraph, and we’re probably not alone in thinking that would be a tremendous move for Chelsea this summer.

Let’s make this happen.