Midfielder could make Serie A switch this summer, Blues given green light to sign €60m-rated Uruguay international, as Milan ready to sign defender
Jorginho’s agent has refused to rule out a move to former club Napoli this summer but added the midfielder is an ‘important’ part of the puzzle at Chelsea.
The 29-year-old Italy international joined the Blues in 2018 from the Italian outfit and has recently been linked with a return to the Stadio Maradona.
Rumours a fortnight ago suggested Jorginho could link up with Maurizio Sarri, who managed him in Italy and England with Napoli and Chelsea and could replace under-fire boss Gennaro Gattuso.
Now speaking to Naples-based station Radio Marte, the player’s agent Jorge Santos has revealed he would consider a return to Napoli if an offer came in, but admits he remains an ‘important’ part of Thomas Tuchel’s setup at Stamford Bridge.
‘There are many rumours about that because he did so well at Napoli,’ Santos said.
‘It’s a special moment for him. He is an important player for Chelsea now. However, he is an Italy international, and we are thinking about a return to Serie A if he leaves the Blues.
‘If Napoli will make an offer, we’ll evaluate it. He had a great time in Naples, and he has many friends over there.
We all know Sarri likes Jorginho, but we need to understand the market and the economic situation. I don’t know what’s going to happen.’
Chelsea given green light to sign €60m-rated Uruguay international
Jose Maria Gimenez is a part of a three-man shortlist that has been drawn up at the London giants to strengthen the heart of their back-line in the summer transfer window. The Atletico Madrid centre-back also has Niklas Sule and Ibrahima Konate for the company on this list.
Uruguay international joined La Liga giants from Danubio in the summer of 2013 and has since made huge progress in his career. However, Jose Maria has never really been able to nail down his spot in the side over the last eight years, although this campaign, he has been hampered by several injuries.
As a result, so far in 2020/21, Gimenez has managed to appear in only over half of the 37 matches that the Los Rojiblancos have played this season, though he has only missed two games when fit and available. However, the 26-year-old centre-back, which is why it is not surprising to see the links with Chelsea appear again.
Blues appear set to enter the transfer market for a centre-back in the summer transfer window, despite signing Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr only last year. Having said that, the keenness to sign a centre-back is not unfounded, seeing as Silva is in the twilight of his career, while Fikayo Tomori could well join Milan permanently in the summer.
In addition, Antonio Rudiger faces an uncertain future at the London club as well, with his current contract having a little over a year left to run out, while he has also been linked with Juventus.
That is why, Blues are having to keep their options open ahead of the summer transfer window, with the Uruguayan defender part of a three-man shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window.
AC Milan ready to pay €28m for Chelsea defender
AC Milan are reportedly increasingly convinced that they should fork out the €28m needed to sign Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori outright this summer.
He has been on loan with the Italian heavyweights since the summer; when it was made clear he wasn’t a part of Frank Lampard’s plans.
Thus, the defender headed to Serie A in search of regular game time, something he has found in the second half of the campaign, impressing in both Serie A and the UEFA Europa League in the latest weeks.
His impressive performances haven’t gone unnoticed by the club, and multiple reports over the last few weeks have indicated the board are increasingly tempted to activate the €28 million purchase clause included in the player’s loan deal.
Gazzetta dello Sport back that up, stating that after I Rossoneri’s recent Europa League exit, the hierarchy have turned their attention to the future.
Their aim is to get back to the UEFA Champions League as soon as possible, and in order to stay there, there are three acquisitions the club plan to make.
It’s stated that the aim is to keep Fikayo when his loan spell from Chelsea ends, while also landing Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina and maybe Nikola Vlasic from Russian club CSKA Moscow.
In terms of FIkayo, its stated that he has ‘conquered’ AC Milan and activating the €28 million purchase clause to land him permanently seems more and more a necessary step.