Chelsea are set to open talks with Jorginho about signing a new contract, according to TMW. The Italian website claims that despite rumours about the 28-year-old’s potential departure from Stamford Bridge in recent months, the Blues are more than happy for the player to stay.
Arsenal, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain were all said to be keen on snapping up the midfielder but no move materialised before the transfer window shut last week.
It now seems as though Chelsea are willing to extend Jorginho’s stay at the London club, with TMW suggesting preliminary talks could be held in the next few days. The Italian international’s contract expires in 2023 so there is no urgent need to offer the player a new deal.
Even so, the player remains an important member of Frank Lampard’s first-team squad. He is the club’s vice-captain, having started four of the Blues’ six matches. He has scored three goals and provided one assist in all competitions so far.