Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho is unlikely to join Juventus this summer due to the uncertainty surrounding the transfer market according to his agent, Joao Santos.

Santos does not believe any club are in a position to shell out the funds necessary to secure a deal for the 28-year-old.

Jorginho has established himself as a key member of Frank Lampard’s squad this season after a tough start to life at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian international was signed by Maurizio Sarri in 2018 and was scapegoated by a number of Chelsea fans for his role in the former Blues boss’ negative play style.

Sarri, who also managed Jorginho at Napoli, now wants the midfielder at Juventus but the Chelsea star’s agent does not think the Serie A side can afford his client.

Speaking to about the summer transfer window, Santos said: “It will be a strange market because nobody knows when it will return to normal.

“If we play the next league without fans, nobody will be able to afford to do deals.

“The next season could be behind closed doors, and that’s a big deal. Chelsea have already spent because they weren’t able to buy last year.

“The price in recent years for Jorginho has certainly increased. He has done well in London and played for the national team.

“He is now the vice-captain at Chelsea and has accumulated a lot of experience in the Champions League and the Europa League.

“I think it’s very difficult for an offer to come in for Jorginho. There isn’t a team at this moment that can make this type of investment at this time.”

Juventus have been continually linked with Jorginho over the past few months, with reports suggesting several swap deals have been proposed in an attempt to secure his signature.

These have included Miralem Pjanic moving to Stamford Bridge, although the Bosnian has reportedly said he only wants to join Barcelona if he has to leave Turin.

Meanwhile, Santos has steadfastly denied that there has been contact from the Italian giants over a move.

And Lampard is believed to be unwilling to let Jorginho go, at least until an adequate replacement can be found.

The midfielder missed Chelsea’s return to Premier League action against Aston Villa on Sunday due to suspension.

However, he is available to face Manchester City on Thursday and is expected to return to the Blues’ starting XI.

Elsewhere, Juventus are also interested in snapping up Emerson Palmieri with the full-back out of favour in west London and potentially set to be usurped by the arrival of Ben Chilwell.


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