La Liga heavyweights Barcelona are reportedly weighing up an attempt to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho in January.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona will look to sign Jorginho from Chelsea in the January transfer window. The Italian international is open to joining the Blaugrana, but the Blues might object to his sale in the winter.
Jorginho has enjoyed a superb professional career thus far, with the player enjoying productive stints with Napoli and Chelsea, in particular. The 30-year-old midfielder has been with Chelsea for over four years. And he has been a pivotal figure for the Blues in every season apart from his debut campaign.
The Italian international has turned out over 200 times thus far for Chelsea, chipping in with 29 goals and nine assists. But Jorginho faces an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge as he will enter the final six months of his contract in January. Such a situation has captured the attention of several European bigwigs, including Barcelona.
Barcelona will likely see Sergio Busquets depart from Spotify Camp Nou next summer. The Catalan giants have already seen one long-serving legend call it quits, with Gerard Pique retiring this week. And Busquets might be the next stalwart to leave Barcelona when his contract runs out in the 2023 summer transfer window.
Recent reports have claimed that the Catalan giants are laying down a succession plan for the 34-year-old. One player who might join Barcelona in the January transfer window is Ruben Neves, with talks to sign him advancing. But the Blaugrana might also look to prise Jorginho away from Chelsea in January.
The Catalan giants face stiff competition from AC Milan in the race to sign the Chelsea midfielder. But Mateu Alemany is laying down the groundwork for Barcelona to land Jorginho ahead of others. However, signing the Chelsea vice-captain in the January transfer window might be a tall order, considering the Blues are in the UEFA Champions League.
Recent reports have claimed that Jorginho is waiting for an offer from Barcelona before taking a call on his future. But the player’s agent has suggested that he remains committed to Chelsea. So something will have to give in the tussle between Barcelona and Chelsea for the 30-year-old.