Juventus have reportedly dropped their interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho after Andrea Pirlo’s appointment to replace Maurizio Sarri.
Italian outlet Tuttosport claimed that the Juventus board saw Jorginho as an ideal summer ‘gift’ for Sarri considering the history between the two.
However, now that Sarri has been sacked and the Pirlo has taken over the helmet, their interest in the Chelsea midfielder has cooled down.
Instead, they have shifted their attention to Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali whom Pirlo is interested in.
This would be a problem for Chelsea who are reportedly ready to offload the 28-year-old to raise funds for more potential signings (Sky Sports).
The former Napoli player fell behind in the pecking order at the start of Premier League resumption where he spent five games on the sidelines before returning to the starting line-up as N’Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour were both injured.
Jorginho has arguably struggled with the Premier League’s intensity where he has often been out-paced and out-muscled in midfield.
Should Lampard field Kante in a holding midfield role again next season or sign a new defensive midfielder, Jorginho could find it difficult to get minutes on the pitch, despite featuring in 43 games this under Frank Lampard.