Chelsea doing their best to stop Arsenal’s target from leaving

Area Napoli is reporting that Jorginho is closing in on a new Chelsea contract in a bid to stop him from joining suitors like Arsenal.

The Brazil-born Italy international was linked with a move to Arsenal this summer as the Gunners struggled to sign a new midfielder.

They had wanted Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar at the start of the transfer window, but as they found difficulties in trying to land either player, they turned to Jorginho.

The Gunners would eventually land Partey, but Jorginho remains of interest to them.

Mikel Arteta was a part of the Manchester City coaching staff when the Citizens were beaten by the Blues to the signature of the former Napoli man in 2018.

While that transfer apparently spoilt relations between Manchester City and Napoli (MEN), Arteta still looked to sign him if the chance arose.

Chelsea knows that he is being courted by several teams and the Blues have moved to secure his future.

The report claims that the first contact has already been made with regards to getting him on a new contract and Chelsea hope to reach an agreement soon.

He will be hoping for a significant upgrade on his £110,000 per week current deal.

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5 Comments

  1. durand says:

    Good deal for Chelsea they can keep him. He is a similar type player to Xhaka (to me anyway) and I’d rather have Xhaka on our team than Jorginho.
    Besides, we have Partey now, and hopefully a partnership with Ceballos can flourish. In the future I hope we can add a true DM to that midfield partnership like Soumare, or even Sangare might be worth a punt to help develop further.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Spot on Durand and let’s hope it will cost a lot of money to keep him!!!
      Will be interesting to see what club has made the better deal in the future.

  2. Declan says:

    I think Xhaka and Partey will play a deep lying axis at the base of midfield with Ceballos a bit farther forward. There is no room for Jorginho in our team and I hope his new contract at Chelsea kills all the speculation.

  3. ozziegunner says:

    Why do Arsenal not go for Emi Buendia or Todd Cantwell of Norwich City, before that window closes?

  4. Mish says:

    Todd cantwel situation is disturbing, united and tottenham had him on their list but its shocking seeing him and pukki in championship.

    Fulham would have been stronger with either player

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