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Jorginho joined Chelsea last summer from Napoli as he followed Maurizio Sarri to leave Napoli for the English Premier League.
Sarri’s future at Chelsea is still uncertain as reports claim Juventus are interested in the 60-year-old who is keen on moving to Juve.
Sarri is believed to have agreed a two-year deal with Juventus, which includes the option of another 12 months. It is worth in excess of £6million a year.
According to reports, Sarri was in Italy today as he closed in on a deal with the Serie A champions after just one year in charge at Stamford Bridge, and reports claim he has told Chelsea chiefs on Friday he wanted to cut short his time at the club, despite winning the Europa League and finishing third in the Premier League.
Sarri seems to be irritated by the poor relationship he has with the Chelsea fans and the lack of trust from the Chelsea board.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has now told Sarri not to leave Chelsea to go to Juventus, else he’d be considered to be a betrayer by Napoli fans who still hold him in high esteem.
“He did a good job for Chelsea,” Jorginho said at a press conference ahead of Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Greece.
“There was some criticism, but ultimately we finished third, won a cup and lost another in a final.
“I think it was a great season, and I’d hate to see him go. The Napoli fans still have him in their hearts, it’s normal that they can get angry. ‘They’re passionate, they can give you everything. They could treat it as a betrayal, they’re like that. We’ll see what happens.”
Sarri has a year left on his agreement with Chelsea, and the club are looking to get £5m in compensation if he leaves for Juventus.
According to feelers from the club, Chelsea will not stand in Sarri’s way if he wants to leave and have stepped up search for his successor, with Frank Lampard top of the list.