Sport Chelsea finalising double deal for Sarri and Jorginho

19:04  11 july  2018
19:04  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea could swoop for Jorginho to help lure Sarri from Napoli

  Chelsea could swoop for Jorginho to help lure Sarri from Napoli Chelsea could make a big-money move to pip Manchester City to the signing of Napoli star Jorginho, according to reports from Italy. The Blues are in the process of pushing to appoint Maurizio Sarri as the club’s new manager but are still locked in talks with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, despite the Italian having been sacked last month. Although Sarri’s €8m release clause at the Stadio San Paolo has reached its expiration, he is still technically under contract at Napoli, thereby leading Chelsea to continue talks with the Serie A club over releasing him from his deal. This is where a potential deal for Jorginho comes in, with Sport Italia (h/t Football Italia) indicating that a €60m deal for the midfielder would act as a sweetener in Chelsea’s pursuit to convince Napoli to release Sarri. City have been desperate to close a deal for Jorginho but at the eleventh hour, it seems Chelsea could swoop, with Sport Italia believing that this would enable smoother negotiations with Napoli regarding the deal for Sarri.

Chelsea are set to finally put an end to their managerial stalemate after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed a double deal for Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho to move to Stamford Bridge is close.

In a deal totalling £57.5m, both Sarri and Jorginho will join Chelsea in a double deal - with the go-ahead being made tomorow. Manchester City had made the Italian midfielder a priority but it now looks likely Pep Guardiola will miss out.

Chelsea are set to complete the double swoop of Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri and the Italian side’s star player Jorginho, the telegraph reports.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has claimed that the £50million double swoop is close to completion.

Talks have been ongoing between Chelsea and Napoli for the Blues to appoint Sarri as current manager Antonio Conte’s successor since the end of last season.

It now seems that the two sides are set to agree a £50m fee, plus £7m in bonuses, to take both Sarri and midfielder Jorginho to Stamford Bridge.

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Manchester City had been widely expected all summer to sign Jorginho, and they are yet to give up on trying to gain his signature with personal terms between the player and City having already been agreed.

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The Jorginho deal is not dependent upon Sarri [moving to Chelsea ].” There have been reports in Italy that Cesc Fàbregas, who has entered the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, could join Napoli.

De Laurentiis spoke of the negotiations between Chelsea and Napoli nearing a solution.

“The Sarri deal is in the homestretch, it depends on him.”

“I’ve laid down my conditions. It’s all in the hands of lawyers. Jorginho? We said to ourselves, ‘if Jorginho has any requests, we’ll take them into account.’”

“For that, I’ll have to apologise to Manchester City. However, if the player would rather live in London than Manchester, I can understand that.”

“If Chelsea are paying him even more, I can understand that too. Jorginho and Sarri together again? Jorginho would go to Chelsea regardless of Sarri.”

Chelsea are still yet to terminate the final year of Conte’s managerial contract, which is worth £9m, but it is looking increasingly likely that the Italian will not be in the Chelsea dug out come the start of the new season.

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City make enquiry for Chelsea target Mateo Kovacic .
Premier League rivals Manchester City have joined Chelsea by making an enquiry to Real Madrid over a deal to sign Mateo Kovacic. The Mirror reports that City are considering a move for Kovacic in case a deal to sign Jorginho from Napoli falls through. Pep Guardiola’s men are putting plans in place as they brace themselves for late interest from Chelsea for Jorginho. There have been some suggestions that Chelsea and Napoli could negotiate a deal for Jorginho in a bid to make up the numbers in the former’s pursuit of Maurizio Sarri. Kovacic, who is preparing to face England in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, is looking to leave Real Madrid this summer. The Croatian fell out of favour at the Bernabeu last season and is looking for regular game time elsewhere. Chelsea had earmarked the player as a potential target for Sarri, but both club’s interest in Jorginho could be the deciding factor.

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