According to Corriere dello Sport (via Calciomercato), if Maurizio Sarri is confirmed as the new Chelsea Manager, Jorginho could join him at Stamford Bridge.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho is a target of Manchester City’s, with Pep Guardiola reportedly keen to bring the 26-year-old in to bolster his already formidable midfield.
However, the apparently imminent arrival of Maurizio Sarri as the new Chelsea boss could offer an alternative route to the Premier League for the Italian international.
Sarri and Jorginho have worked together for the past 3 seasons in Naples, and that relationship could be rekindled at Stamford Bridge.
The current fault in Chelsea’s midfield is the lack of a link between the industrious defensive work done by N’Golo Kante, and the creativity and attacking thrust that are the domain of the likes of Willian and Hazard.
The Blues tried to solve this problem with the purchase of Tiemoue Bakayoko last summer, who turned out to be a total flop in the Premier League. He may yet come good, but any new Chelsea boss could be forgiven for wanting a more reliable first-team option in that position.
That position requires a dynamic, box-to-box midfielder, able to assist Kante’s defensive duties, and launch attacking moves from deep.
Jorginho’s vision and quality on the ball would replace the ageing Fabregas’ influence in the team and keep things ticking over in the middle of the park.
The centre of Chelsea’s defence will also benefit from the added layer of protection Jorginho’s presence would grant them.
The addition of the Napoli man should make this entire Chelsea team an altogether more cohesive unit and would emphatically announce the beginning of a new era under Sarri.
Holding off Manchester City in a bidding war is never easy, but Jorginho’s connection with his old boss could sway in the Blues’ favour.