chief Federico Cherubini has touched down in to try and secure a deal for midfielder Jorginho, with the Italian reportedly keen to leave Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are currently in a state of paralysis due to the sanctions imposed on owner Roman Abramovich by the UK government, though all parties are hopeful that his sale of the club to Todd Boehly’s consortium can be completed by the end of the month.
As soon as that happens, Chelsea will be free to kickstart their transfer activity – and it is not only incoming signings they need to worry about.
, Juventus have made Jorginho one of their main targets for the summer transfer window and have begun efforts to prise him away from the west London club.
Sporting director Cherubini is in London and will hold talks with representatives of Chelsea in the coming days to discuss the possibility of doing a deal once sanctions have been lifted.
The fact that Chelsea have not rebuffed the talks suggests there might be a degree of willingness to cash in on the 30-year-old, who only has one year left on his contract.
The Blues have already been stung by Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, both of whom ran down their contracts and will now leave the club on free transfers, and will not want to be put in that position again.
This summer would represent Chelsea’s last chance to get a decent fee for Jorginho and the player himself is believed to be keen on a return to Italy.
Although Juve are yet to agree a deal with Chelsea, Gazzetta claim talks over personal terms with Jorginho have reached an advanced stage and they are in the process of offloading Arthur and Winston McKennie to make room in their squad.
If he does move to Turin, the Italy international could line up alongside Paul Pogba with Juventus having also offered a contract to the Manchester United free agent.
Chelsea are not the only London club Cherubini is speaking to, with the Juve chief – though the Gunners would be extremely reluctant to sell and are expected to demand a massive fee.
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