Chelsea star Jorginho eyed by Euro giants 'confident' of sealing deal

By Wayne Veysey

7th Apr, 2022 | 4:00pm

Sources: Club ‘confident’ of signing Chelsea star Jorginho as offer readied

Juventus are growing increasingly confident of signing Chelsea star Jorginho this summer, Football Insider understands.

The Italian giants are hopeful of taking advantage of the uncertainty at Stamford Bridge by luring the midfielder, 30, back to Serie A.

Jorginho’s contract at Chelsea expires in 2023 and the club’s hopes of securing him to an extension have been blocked by government sanctions.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Juventus are planning to exploit Chelsea’s situation and they have made him a key target for the summer.

It is believed the Italian club are ready to offer the Champions League winner a long-term contract.

The Italy international has never hidden his desire to return to his homeland.

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The deadline for bids to buy Chelsea passed on 19 March, with six groups still in the mix to complete the most expensive takeover in sporting history.

Jorginho followed Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea from Napoli in July 2018 and has gone on to feature 180 times, registering 26 goals and eight assists.

The 43-cap man was part of the Italy side who were knocked out of the World Cup qualification playoffs by North Macedonia last month.

He recently revealed he has been working with a psychotherapist to overcome the heartbreak of failing to make it to Qatar.

The blow came less than a year after he won the Uefa Men’s Player of the Year award following the Azzurri’s triumph at the European Championship.

Juventus are currently 4th in Serie A, while Chelsea are 3rd in the Premier League.

Juve finished above the Blues in the Champions League group stage but were knocked out by Villareal in the last-16.

Thomas Tuchel’s side meanwhile are on the brink of elimination following last night’s (6 April) 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

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