Napoli’s Italian midfielder Jorginho has ‘distanced himself’ from joining Man City and ‘moved closer’ to joining Chelsea instead claims Il Mattino CdS and CalcioMercato is also reporting similar stories.
Given his relationship with Maurizio Sarri, it is possible that both could be joining Chelsea together.
Mattino says that City’s offer for Jorginho was €55m in instalments. Chelsea blew them out of the water with an offer of €60m upfront for both Jorginho and Sarri combined. He also reports that Abramovich personally contacted De Laurentiis and the Russian has taken complete control of this saga now.
According to Sammy Lee, Manchester City’s correspondent who works for goal.com says that there was a fear Sarri to Chelsea could scupper the Jorhinho deal, but had assumed Chelsea’s mess & fact City agreed overall valuation with Napoli about two weeks ago had made that irrelevant. Now, if Chelsea are in, City’s other approach comes into play.
That approach is that City’s decision to only sign players who really want to play for them. With Fred, United offered more money, he was happy with that offer, City wouldn’t match it. Similar to Alexis really. Now, if Chelsea are in for Jorginho, he’ll have to say it’s City or bust.
Definitely nothing is clear and it all depends on the Sarri to Chelsea deal we believe. Meanwhile, Jorhinho is traveling somewhere with his wife and kid, the video was posted in Instagram by his wife
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