Skip to main content

Chelsea transfer news: Jorginho’s agent says midfielder would be open to Serie A return

Jorginho scoring against Tottenham Hotspur

The agent of Chelsea (opens in new tab) midfielder Jorginho has refused to rule out a Serie A return, especially if Maurizio Sarri is appointed at Napoli (opens in new tab) for a second time.

The player and coach worked together at the Italian club before both moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2018.

Sarri departed just a year later to take over at Juventus (opens in new tab), but is now out of work after being sacked last season. 

The manager has been linked with a return to Naples as Gennaro Gattuso faces pressure in his job, and agent Jorge Santos believes a potential reunion is possible. 

“Football is dynamic and nothing can be ruled out,” Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.  (opens in new tab)

“If Sarri returns to Napoli, he could try to bring back Jorginho, he’s perfect for his football. I can’t rule it out.”

Jorginho has scored two goals in his last two games for Chelsea under new boss Thomas Tuchel, taking his overall tally for the season to six strikes in 22 appearances in all competitions.

But Santos wouldn’t rule out a move back to his home country.

“He has two years left on his contract at Chelsea and he’s a starter for the Italian national team,” he said.

“With a good project, he would be open to coming back to Italy”

While you're here, subscribe to FourFourTwo today and save 37% (opens in new tab). All the exclusive interviews, long reads, quizzes and more but with more than a third-off normal price.

NOW READ

FEATURE Liverpool, Real Madrid or Manchester City: Where will Kylian Mbappe end up? (opens in new tab)

INTERVIEW Jonathan Woodgate exclusive: “My period at Leeds was special – but I feel unfulfilled” (opens in new tab)

QUIZ Can you name the top FA Cup goalscorers since 1980? (opens in new tab)

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

FourFourTwo was launched in 1994 on the back of a World Cup that England hadn’t even qualified for. It was an act of madness… but it somehow worked out. Our mission is to offer our intelligent, international audience access to the game’s biggest names, insightful analysis... and a bit of a giggle. We unashamedly love this game and we hope that our coverage reflects that.