CHELSEA ace Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos, has been spotted in Barcelona and there may be contact with the Catalan club, according to reports.

The Champions League-winning Italian, 30, is out of contract next summer and will be free to negotiate a pre-contract with foreign clubs from January.

Barca hold an interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho

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Barca hold an interest in Chelsea midfielder JorginhoCredit: Getty

He wouldn’t be short of suitors, and one of the clubs who hold a concrete interest are Barca, Tuttomercato reports.

And Chelsea ace Jorginho’s agent, Santos, has been spotted in the Spanish city.

There may also already be contact between Jorginho’s camp and Barca ahead of a potential summer 2023 move.

Barca have utilised the free agent market in recent seasons.

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A number of top stars from across Europe have landed at the Nou Camp without Barca paying a transfer fee.

Marcos Alonso, Hector Bellerin and Andreas Christensen all arrived from the Premier League in the summer.

Barca also pulled off one of the transfers of the season when they snapped up Franck Kessie for free after his contract at AC Milan expired.

Director of football, Mateu Alemany, says the club will continue to focus on the free transfer market going forward amid reports legend Lionel Messi could return next summer when his deal at Paris Saint-Germain expires.

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Alemany said: “More and more we have to focus on the market of free players.

“This year we have done it with Kessie, Christensen, Marcos Alonso and Bellerin, and there are many more to come.”


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