Having spent a lot of money already this year on the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, a point will come when Chelsea will have to make a sale to balance the books somewhat.
There has yet to be serious indications as to who that might end up being, but the general feeling, at least in Italy, is the main expendable would be Jorginho.
The Italy international didn’t feature anywhere near as much after the Covid-19 break as he did prior to it, which showed Frank Lampard could live without him.
This led to increased speculation about his future, and Calciomercato give us the latest on the situation on Wednesday, as they push the idea that Maurizio Sarri is insisting on having his protégé with him at Juventus next year.
The Italian website explain Jorginho is ‘looking forward to returning to Italy’ where the Turin club would be a ‘very welcome destination’.
This means it wouldn’t be ‘a problem’ for Fabio Paratici to find an agreement with the midfielder, and there’s a feeling reaching one with Chelsea shouldn’t be too hard either.
That’s because he isn’t ‘fundamental’ to Lampard’s project, which means it isn’t ‘improbable’ that a fee ‘slightly less than the €40m requested by the London club so far’ could be enough to convince them.
Furthermore, all of this seems to confirm that Sarri will keep his job, because, despite winning the Serie A title this year, the former Chelsea manager has faced his fair share of critics throughout the season as his side limped to success with Lazio breathing down their neck for much of the way.