The agent of Jorginho has admitted it will be ‘difficult’ for Juventus to sign the midfielder from Chelsea this summer.
Juventus are reportedly interested in a deal to sign the Italian international from Stamford Bridge, with Maurizio Sarri keen to reunite with a player he has previously worked alongside at both Chelsea and Napoli.
Jorginho recovered from what was a difficult debut season in English football to enjoy a promising campaign under the guidance of Frank Lampard and the player’s agent, Joao Santos, believes it would be ‘difficult’ for any club to prise the 28-year-old away from the club in the current climate.
“I only hear about these rumours from the newspapers, because nobody from Juventus has contacted me,” Santos told TuttoJuve.com.
“Maurizio Sarri appreciates him very much as a person and a player, they worked very well together, but that’s all there is to it right now. The player is focused only on Chelsea, he’s resumed training and is preparing for the Premier League restart.
“In my view, it would be difficult for the Bianconeri to buy him today, because the transfer market has changed with the pandemic and Jorginho has a contract with Chelsea until 2023. He is the vice-captain and considered an important player for the squad.
“I don’t just mean Juventus, but all the biggest European clubs would struggle to pay that much for one player right now.”
Santos added: “If it should happen [a proposal from Juve], I say that anyone who wants Jorginho has to talk to Chelsea and Marina [Granovskaia]. Then we will evaluate together what to do. That would not be a problem.”
Recent speculation suggested that Juventus could offer midfielder Miralem Pjanic in part exchange for the Italian.