Juventus has made their interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho known, according to his agency.
The 29-year-old was a key player for his country as they won Euro 2020 this summer, defeating England on penalties in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
The Brazil-born midfielder was nominated to UEFA’s Team of the Tournament, and some have predicted that he will win the Ballon d’Or after helping Chelsea win the Champions League in 2020-21.
According to Jorginho’s agency, Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus have expressed interest in the 29-year-old. The former Napoli star fueled rumours of a return to Serie A in March after revealing that London’s weather was wearing him down and that he misses Naples.
But, his representative, Joao Santos, reports that Serie A heavyweights Juventus are interested in signing the Euro 2020 winner.
‘I confirm it, these interests have arrived,’ Santos told Calciomercato when asked if Juventus were interested in signing Jorginho.
‘Of course, at 29, he can perform very well in all of the major European teams, and many are interested in him.’ After winning the Champions League with Chelsea Santos, some have backed him for the Ballon d’Or, but Jorginho stated in April that he would ‘100%’ remain at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer.
And he seemed to indicate something similar, implying that his client’s status will only improve if a “big club” expresses significant interest.
‘He has a two-year deal, and everything is in the club’s hands,’ Santos continued.
‘There’s the World Club Championship and the European Super Cup,’ says the player.
‘These are crucial goals for a footballer.’
Nonetheless, the transfer market is always the transfer market, and if a significant club approaches Chelsea seriously, we will examine.
‘For the time being, Jorginho is set to play it for Chelsea next season.’