Lampard to sell Chelsea player to create space for £80million player

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According to Simon Johnson of The Athletic, a reliable source, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will sell Chelsea midfielder Jorginho next summer.

Lampard reportedly wants Jorginho to leave the club next summer to make space for £80million West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

Jorginho is vice-captain at Chelsea and is reportedly well respected at the club but Lampard is willing to let the Italian international leave the club because he wants Chelsea to play with more pace when building attacks.

Lampard reportedly sees Declan Rice as an upgrade on Jorginho.

Meanwhile, Jorginho could leave Stamford Bridge to reunite with Maurizio Sarri again, according to his agent.

“He’s very happy with Frank Lampard and Chelsea can do even better than last season,” agent Joao Santos told

“Almost all the Italy players are in Serie A, as it’s an important league, but his journey took him to London. If Maurizio Sarri had remained, perhaps he’d have joined Juventus.

“Jorginho has a personal and professional bond with the coach that is very strong. We’re waiting to see where Sarri goes, and if it’s a big club in Italy, Jorginho could follow him.”

Jorginho has sat out just one Premier League game this season and has scored three goals in seven matches.

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