October 30, 2020

Chelsea ‘ready to hand Jorginho shock new contract’ after midfielder snubbed Arsenal interest in summer

Chelsea ‘ready to hand Jorginho shock new contract’ after midfielder snubbed Arsenal interest in summer

CHELSEA are ready to offer Jorginho a shock new contract, according to reports.

The midfielder, 28, was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

Jorginho could be set to earn a new contract at Chelsea after a transfer away this summer failed to materialise

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Jorginho could be set to earn a new contract at Chelsea after a transfer away this summer failed to materialiseCredit: Getty Images – Getty

But after snubbing Arsenal’s interest to stay put in West London, the Blues could reward him with a new deal.

According to AreaNapoli, the Italian wants to put pen to paper on an updated contract.

His current one is worth around £110,000 per week and expires in 2023.



Jorginho arrived at Chelsea for £57.4million in 2018 after rejecting Manchester City at the last moment.

Since then he has racked up 102 Blues appearances and scored 12 goals.

He made a fine start to the 2020-21 campaign with Chelsea’s first goal of the season with a penalty at Brighton.

The ex-Napoli man did miss from the spot in the defeat to Liverpool but bounced back with two in four minutes against Crystal Palace before the international break – despite Tammy Abraham’s protestations.

Speculation surrounded Jorginho’s future for much of the summer.

He was seen as a possible departure to help finance and facilitate a transfer for West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Juventus was one possible destination until Maurizio Sarri – who worked with the ace at Napoli and Chelsea – was sacked and the club replaced Miralem Pjanic with Arthur.

Arsenal showed late interest with deals for Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey appearing to be off the cards before making a deadline-day swoop for the Ghanaian man who joined for £45m.

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And finally Paris Saint-Germain considered an approach to take Jorginho on loan but no agreement was reached.

Now he looks set to remain at Chelsea for the long term and is a part of Frank Lampard’s plans.

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