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‘His heart is there’ – Chelsea man may follow Romelu Lukaku to Italy as five clubs eye move

Jorginho, Azpilicueta and Reece James of Chelsea

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has come back with a fresh claim about his client moving to Italy, which may see him follow the transfer path of Romelu Lukaku.

Belgian striker Lukaku has endured a disappointing reunion with the Blues, despite hitting 12 goals so far. His campaign has been affected by injuries, coronavirus and the exceptional form of Kai Havertz.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin claims Lukaku has ‘sent clear signals’ over a return to Inter. He would even take a wage cut to go back to the San Siro.

A summer transfer would be ‘over-complicated’, according to Biasin, but it is seemingly under consideration.

And Lukaku may come up against, or play alongside, Jorginho in Serie A next term.

The midfielder’s agent said last week: “Since Sarri’s time there has been talk of Juve, but at the moment Chelsea can’t do anything on the market.

“We’ll have to see what happens. Obviously Juventus are an important team at a European level, we’ll have to see.

Jorginho ‘would like to go back’ to Italy

“He came to Italy when he was 15 years old, obviously he’d like to come back one day.

“But now he is focused on the national team because he has to go to the World Cup, let’s hope it goes well.”

The representative is back at it, and has now put five teams in the mix to land Jorginho.

Romelu Lukaku and Jorginho of Chelsea

He said (via the Evening Standard): “For him, playing in Serie A is a dream. His heart is there.

“Today he can play in four or five teams – Milan, Inter, Juve, Roma or Napoli.”

Midfielder has previous with Napoli

A move back to Napoli would be the most likely option for Jorginho. He made 160 appearances for the club between January 2014 and July 2018.

During that time, the Naples outfit won a Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.

Jorginho’s Chelsea contract runs out next summer, meaning the Blues will soon need to think about an extension.

However, it will have to wait until their new owners are in place. Plenty of potential buyers are lining up to take the Blues off Roman Abramovich’s hands.

More pressing contract renewals involve Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.

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