Jorginho’s agent has confirmed that the midfielder is interested in signing a contract extension at Chelsea before his deal expires.
The Italy international has a contract with the Blues that runs until the summer of 2023 and the club will have to agree a deal with him within the next year or else risk losing him for free.
His agent Joao Santos has revealed that his client wants to extend his contract with the Blues, although failing to do so means they will listen to offers elsewhere.
Speaking to CalcioMercato.it, Santos said:
“I haven’t spoken to Juventus yet, but I know they are interested in Jorginho.”
“We have a contract with Chelsea until 2023 and it is a special moment for the club where there are no talks because the market is blocked both in and out,” he added.
“If the situation evolves, priority will be given to the extension. If Chelsea does not renew the contract, then we will listen to all the teams involved”.
Jorginho joined the Stamford Bridge outfit from Napoli in July 2018, after being close to signing for Manchester City.
He overcame initial criticism to become a mainstay in the first team and made 179 appearances in all competitions for the Blues.
Roman Abramovich’s sanctions mean Chelsea will find it difficult to strike new deals with players
Chelsea have found themselves in the eye of a storm over the past few weeks because of the owners Roman Abramovichrelations with the Russian government.
Abramovich is a close ally of Vladimir Putin and this has led to him receiving a number of sanctions from the British government.
Among the sanctions imposed against him include property confiscation, while his ownership of Chelsea is also closely monitored.
Other bans that apply to the London club include a ban on the sale of tickets and merchandise, and they are also restricted from buying players or signing contracts.
Despite their off-field problems, Thomas Tuchel kept an eye on the ball and guided his side to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The Blues defeated Lille with a 4-1 aggregate victory and are the only team to win both rounds of the round of 16.
The club is trying to find the best solution to the sanctions they are facing. Failure to do so could cost them some key players in the coming months.