'How could I?': Tuchel favourite says there's no way he wants to leave Chelsea

Jorginho confirmed his commitment to Chelsea and felt bemused by the rumours linking him to a move away, speaking to Yahoo Sports.

There has been a lot of chatter about where Jorginho will be playing his football next season.

Shouts of a return to Italy have showered the midfielder for some time, with the player himself admitting he missed his former club, Napoli.

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Sport also reported that Barcelona were willing to offer Miralem Pjanic as part of a trade deal to sign the Blues linchpin.

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However, with a Stamford Bridge contract until 2023, Jorginho had no doubts over his current allegiances.  

“Of course, of course I do feel settled,” admitted the 29-year-old.

“When I came here, everything was different. But I felt welcome straight away.

“It feels great after three years, and I know everyone here appreciates what I try to do for the club and for the people.

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“So it feels like home now in England.

“It’s definitely not the time to think about contracts with two finals to play!

“How could I want to leave the club? That’s not the point. It’s not the point even talking about it now.

“I’ve got two more years and like I said, I really feel at home here.”

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A lot was expected of Jorginho when he joined Chelsea for £50m (Sky Sports) in 2018.

The fact Pep Guardiola wanted to sign him for Manchester City piled even more pressure upon his transfer to London.

After a couple of indifferent seasons, it seems that the Italian international is now fully appreciated within the Blues contingent.

He’s missed just five of the 26 games during Thomas Tuchel’s tenure, scoring three times in the process.

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Thanks to Mateo Kovacic’s injury, even more responsibility has been placed on Jorginho’s shoulders in midfield.

Plus, he remains a senior figure in a generally youthful squad.

His experience could come in handy in the pair of finals Chelsea have to contest between now and the end of May.

FA Cup finale first on Saturday, before the Champions League’s show piece event in 16 days’ time.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.