The 30-year-old Italian midfielder’s contract expires with the Blues at the end of next season and his future in West London is uncertain; if Chelsea didn’t plan to renew his contract, this summer would be the perfect time to sell in order to generate a little cash, rather than letting him leave on a free transfer.
Speaking to 1 Stadio Radio, Santos first commented on his future with Chelsea.
“He still has a year left on his contract with Chelsea, the priority is renewal. At the moment, however, Chelsea cannot operate on the market because of the issues arising from Abramovich’s sale, so we will meet again with the club to discuss it.”
He touched on the high level of the 30-year-old Italian midfielder.
“He has played six or seven years of football at a high level, moreover he plays in the Premier League, which is certainly a more important league than the Italian one. Without forgetting that he is also European champion and the year before he won the Champions League.”
Finally, Santos confirmed that Juventus have not been in contact regarding a possible move for Jorginho.
“I haven’t been called by the Juventus directors, surely because they know that at Chelsea at the moment you can’t do anything without a market licence. Obviously a profile like Jorge’s would be useful to many teams, even in Italy.
“I repeat, we will see the Chelsea situation first, because his priority is the renewal with the Londoners. In any case, I repeat, so far no one has come from Italy to ask me for him.”
It’s not been an easy season for Jorginho following the heights of last summer; he missed two key penalties for Italy against Switzerland in their World Cup qualifying campaign, which ultimately saw the team crash out in the play-offs against North Macedonia.
At club level, his performances have started to come under fire and many Blues fans are now hoping for him to depart within the next 12 months, ready to rejuvenate their midfield.
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