Latest Chelsea Transfer News: Chelsea overtake Manchester City in the race to sign Jorginho

In today's Chelsea transfer news Chelsea are now favorites to sign Jorginho ahead of Manchester City
  • Chelsea have overtaken Manchester City in the race to sign Jorginho from Napoli
  • Manchester City are delaying their final offer for the Italian midfielder
  • Jorginho’s mother has now followed Chelsea on Instagram

In today’s latest Chelsea transfer news, Manchester City have suffered a massive setback in their attempts to sign Jorginho from the Serie A side Napoli with Chelsea now leading the race for the Italian midfielder, reports Tuttomercatoweb. According to reports, Chelsea have used the delay from Manchester City’s end in concluding a deal for Jorginho to hold extensive talks with Jorginho and bring him to Stamford Bridge. Another important factor leading to Jorginho’s move to Chelsea is the possibility of Maurizio Sarri being named as the new Chelsea manager.

Maurizio Sarri to bring Jorginho at Chelsea

Tuttomercatoweb believes Jorginho shares a very special bond with his former Napoli manager Sarri who helped him evolve into a world-class midfielder. It was Sarri’s support which saw Jorginho break into Italy’s national side last year. Manchester City have indeed expressed their interest in signing Jorginho, however, with Sarri also coming to Premier League, the 26-year-old fancies a switch to Stamford Bridge than the Etihad Stadium. Both Man City and Chelsea are yet to fully indulge into transfer activities and it is expected that both clubs will become active in transfer window once the 2018 FIFA World Cup ends.

Jorginho’s mother Chelsea on Instagram

Jorginho mother follows Chelsea on instagram

With the transfer window open, Chelsea transfer news is expected to pick up in next few weeks and courtesy of some of the eagle-eyed fans have spotted Jorginho’s mother Maria Tereza Freitas’ activities on Instagram. According to Reddit and Tuttomercatoweb reports, Jorginho’s mother Maria Tereza Freitas has followed Chelsea on Instagram signalling the potential club Jorginho will play for next season.

Chelsea are battling to keep hold of N’Golo Kante at the club with PSG readying a €100million bid for the French International star. Chelsea’s absence from the Champions League has seen the likes of N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard’s immediate future under doubt with The Blues expected to sign alternative players in coming few weeks. Jorginho is one of the best holding midfielders in the game at present and signing him would show a real sign of intent from the 2016/17 Premier League Champions.

Antonio Conte holds Chelsea training

Despite latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours making headlines in last few days, it is Antonio Conte’s future which continues to puzzle the fans as Conte arrived at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground yesterday. With Sarri poised to take over at Stamford Bridge, Conte is still unsure of his role at the club and was seen taking charge of the first training session of the season for Chelsea ahead of the 2018/19 season. Fans and players are seeking clarity from their club which is expected to follow soon after the FIFA WC 2018 ends.

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