Sam Inkersole has alleviated Chelsea fans’ fears after confirming star midfielder Jorginho will not leave the club this summer.
Jorginho has enjoyed a sensational 2021, winning the Champions League with the Blues before going on to celebrate Euro 2020 glory in Italian colours.
His trophy double has led to suggestions the 29-year-old is in the running to win the coveted Ballon d’Or.
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But it has also resulted in his agent Joao Santos suggesting Italian giants Juventus are interested in completing a surprise transfer.
Jorginho made 43 Chelsea appearances last season and was instrumental as Thomas Tuchel led the west Londoners to the second Champions League trophy in their history.
The midfielder, who joined from Napoli after Manchester City pulled out of the race for the £50million-rated man in 2018, still has two years remaining on his £110,000-per-week contract so Chelsea do not need to sell.
Despite his agent’s suggestions that a move back to Serie A could be on the cards, football.london reporter Inkersole insists Jorginho will be going nowhere.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Chelsea reporter Inkersole said: “His agent is one that does not stop talking. He’s one of the most vocal agents I’ve ever come across.
“Jorginho has had a fantastic 2021 and Chelsea would be absolutely mad to let him go. He’s in a real purple patch and he was incredibly impressive in the run to the Champions League final. He enhanced that even more in the Euros.
“Tuchel won’t want to sell him – that’s an absolute given – and I think Chelsea fans would not be very impressed if he was sold either. I’m pretty sure Chelsea are going to stick to their guns and not let him go.”