Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly keen on completing a four-year deal to sign Chelsea’s midfield maestro Jorginho in the summer.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Juventus are closing in on the capture of Jorginho. They have a four-year deal in place to sign the Chelsea midfielder in the summer, with the Serie A club keen on signing a holding midfielder who can control the game from the middle of the park.
Juventus have offered Jorginho a four-year contract with a salary of around €6.5 million per season. The Bianconeri only need to reach an agreement with Chelsea over the transfer fee in order to seal the deal. The report suggests the Serie A giants are confident of getting this deal over the line and securing the services of the Italian permanently.
Juventus’s desire to sign Jorginho next season is hardly surprising as the club have not had much luck with their midfielders in recent years. Weston McKennie, Arthur Melo and Adrien Rabiot have been unable to establish themselves as first-team regulars and face an uncertain future at the club.
Rabiot has already been linked with a switch to Newcastle United in the summer, whereas Arthur was a target for Arsenal in the January transfer window.
The addition of Jorginho could add some quality to the Juventus midfield. The Italian international can become the face of the new-look Juventus midfield alongside Manuel Locatelli and January signing Denis Zakaria next season.
The 30-year-old’s potential exit from Stamford Bridge could be devastating for a Chelsea side currently experiencing a tough time following the sanctions placed on Roman Abramovich. The Blues have been barred from holding talks with players over new contracts.
It has led to multiple star players at Chelsea considering leaving the club in the summer. Antonio Rudiger is already destined to leave the club, with Juventus emerging as a potential destination. The defender has even reportedly agreed personal terms with the Bianconeri, so it may only be a matter of time before he announces his exit.
Along with Rudiger and Jorginho, Andreas Christensen is expected to depart as well. These are uncertain times for the Blues, as they continue to challenge for trophies under the severe restrictions imposed by the UK government.