It has been claimed that Chelsea are lining up a number of potential replacements for Jorginho – should he reach an agreement with Barcelona
The midfielder has been at the club for quite a few seasons now and has developed into one of the best at what he does – but there has always been speculation about his long-term future at the club.
Barcelona are said to have been scanning the market to replace Sergio Busquets in the middle of the park and have reportedly settled on Jorginho, who has played a crucial role for Chelsea since arriving from Napoli in the summer of 2018.
The player’s agent, Joao Santos, recently travelled to Spain for talks with the Catalan giants and has already agreed a deal in principle – despite then coming out and admitting that the midfielder wants to stay at Chelsea.
And if you believe the reports on the Daily Express – Frenkie De Jong is one player that they may be looking to try and sign.
Over the course of the summer transfer window – De Jong was heavily linked with a constant move away from the club with suggestions that Barca were desperate to get rid
The Dutchman is rated very highly across Europe – but he has failed to make the impact at the club that many had hoped for and with the Spaniards deep in financial trouble – they were looking to get his £200,000-a-week wages off the books
But despite all the speculation – despite all the rumours that they wanted him to leave – De Jong was desperate to stay at the Camp Nou and fight for his place in the side – and that seemingly ended all speculation
However – recent reports the Camp Nou side still need to get rid of the Chelsea target so they can invest in other players, and That means that once the January transfer window opens up in just a few months time – Barcelona may be open to doing a deal.