Report: Barcelona now in best position to sign 'excellent' £110k-a-week player from Chelsea

Barcelona and AC Milan are reportedly in the best position to sign Chelsea’s Jorginho right now.

As it stands, Jorginho will be exiting Stamford Bridge at the end of the season when his contract is due to expire.

There is still time for the £110,000-a-week midfielder to extend his deal with the Blues. He’s even claimed in the last few days he’s “very happy” right now playing for Chelsea.

However, 90min did report last month Graham Potter doesn’t mind if the club let Jorginho or N’Golo Kante leave next summer when their respective deals run out.

Photo by Vincent Mignott/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Barcelona position to sign Jorginho

According to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona and AC Milan are the two sides in the best place to sign Jorginho on a free transfer next year.

It is understood that the two clubs are now leading the race for the 30-year-old’s signature.

With Italy not involved in the upcoming World Cup, Jorginho will at least have some time without football to contemplate his future.

It’s fairly easy to picture him making a positive impact at either Barcelona or Milan.

Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso, who were both Chelsea players last season, are now at the Camp Nou in the Barca squad. It’ll be interesting to see if they can help tempt Jorginho to Spain.

He previously had big success in his homeland Italy when in Napoli colours, so a return to Serie A may make a little more sense.

Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

It would be interesting to know how many Blues supporters would like to keep Jorginho. Our guess is that it would be a fairly even split between him staying and going.

Described as “excellent” by Glenn Hoddle for his performance against Dinamo Zagreb yesterday, Jorginho can still be a classy operator that dictates the game in midfield.

There are question marks over whether he gets in the best Blues line-up, though.

Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.