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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been linked with a move to Italian champions Juventus following the unveiling of former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as the new Juventus boss.
Jorginho was a key part of Sarri’s system at Napoli and the 60-year-old was quick to bring the midfielder to Stamford Bridge when he was made Chelsea boss last summer.
Following his appointment as Juventus, it was believed Sarri will take Jorginho to Juventus but according to Daily Mail, Sarri won’t make a move for Jorginho as he plans to use Miralem Pjanic.
Pjanic is highly thought of by Sarri who believes the Bosnian international can play the same role as Jorginho, meaning a move for the Chelsea player is unlikely.
Jorginho was made a scapegoat for Chelsea’s struggles last season and supporters were disappointed that Sarri had forced N’Golo Kante out of his preferred midfield role to accommodate Jorginho.
In his 37 league games for the Blues, Jorginho made 3118 passes without an assist and scored two goals from 19 shots.
Jorginho will be left to revive his career at Chelsea under a new manager, expected to be Frank Lampard.
Meanwhile, Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos, has not ruled out the midfielder joining Maurizio Sarri in moving from Chelsea to Juventus this summer.
Santos said: “Chelsea have a four-year contract with the lad. We’ll wait a few days to figure out whether there is any truth in this interest mentioned in the papers. His past at Napoli won’t be an issue, because Jorginho is a professional. Right now, Jorginho is happy at Chelsea.
“He found a great atmosphere, and we can’t really say that he’d like to go elsewhere, but anything can happen in the transfer market. We’ll wait and see.”