Jorginho would be ‘open’ to Italy return and Chelsea exit cannot be ruled out, says agent

Karl Matchett
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The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says he cannot guarantee the 29-year-old would stay with the Premier League side if a “good project” in his homeland was an option.

Jorginho was a key signing for former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, who also had him at Napoli, while he has since played a regular role under Frank Lampard.

Now with Thomas Tuchel in charge, the Italy international has started the past few Premier League games in the side, though it remains to be seen who the German boss’ preferred pairing is now that N’Golo Kante is back to full fitness, with the in-form Mateo Kovacic another option.

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Jorge Santos says that Jorginho particularly fits the style of play that Sarri tries to bring to a team and a return to Napoli could not be discounted if the manager was re-appointed this summer.

“Football is dynamic and nothing can be ruled out,” Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“If Sarri returns to Napoli, he would make an attempt to bring Jorginho back. He is perfect for his football. I can’t rule it out.

“He has two years left on his contract and is a regular starter for Italy. However, with a good project, he would be open to coming back.”

Reports out of Italy recently suggested Sarri was asked to take over on a temporary basis from Gennaro Gattuso, with Napoli set to face Juventus this weekend.

Jorginho has scored in each of his last two games for the Blues, earning wins over Spurs and Sheffield United in the process.

Tuchel has rotated heavily in his first matches in charge since replacing Lampard and usually operates with a two-man midfield, rather than the three favoured for the most part by his two predecessors at the club.

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