Juventus have reportedly advanced their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as the transfer would “suit” all parties involved, Tuttosport claim.
There have been questions surrounding the 28-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge after he had a spell on the sidelines since the Premier League restart.
Jorginho has since returned to Chelsea’s starting line-up, but manager Frank Lampard has not exactly had many options with N’Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour’s injuries.
If Lampard wants to implement his two attacking No.8s midfield system, Jorginho could still be pushed out of the picture again once Kante recovers from his injury.
And if that happens, a return to Serie A could be an attractive option for Jorginho.
According to a report from Italian outlet Tuttosport, Juventus are looking to sign another midfielder despite having already signed Arthur from Barcelona in a swap deal involving Miralem Pjanic.
The report claimed Jorginho fits the criteria the Serie A leaders are looking for; a technical player under the age of 30 who can defend and help build attacks.
The fact that Jorginho has had a history with their manager Maurizio Sarri at both Napoli and Chelsea also makes him an even more ideal target.
Juventus even would sacrifice one of either Sami Khedira or Blaise Matuidi to make room for the Italy international, the report added.
Last week, Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos also spoke about the possibility of his client’s reunion with Sarri.
He told Le10Sport: “(Maurizio) Sarri probably thinks he needs a player like Jorginho, but I don’t know what Juventus’ plan will be.”
“If the Bianconeri and Chelsea agree, then we will assess.”
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