Juventus ‘make shock approach for Chelsea star Jorginho with Barcelona ace Frenkie de Jong also on transfer wish-list’


JUVENTUS are interested in making a shock swoop for Chelsea star Jorginho, according to reports.

The 30-year-old Italian has been one of the best midfielders in the world over the past 12 months.


Jorginho was a key part of Chelsea’s Champions League triumph last seasonCredit: Getty

He won the Champions League with Chelsea at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Less than two months later he then played a vital role in Italy’s triumph at the European Championships.

And, according to Gazzetta, he has turned the heads of Serie A giants Juve as they look to bolster their squad in the summer.

Jorginho’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs until the summer of 2023.

However, given he has now turned 30 the Blues may opt to sell him at the end of the current season.

Particularly when Thomas Tuchel has a host of options in central midfield including N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

But if Juve cannot land Jorginho then they are also thought to have a backup option.

And that alternative comes in the form of Barcelona man Frenkie de Jong.

The 24-year-old arrived at the Nou Camp for £65m in 2019 but has recently been linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs amid Barca’s financial crisis.

He has played 119 games for the club, scoring 11 goals.

But a report stated last week that Chelsea had submitted a £33million offer to the Catalan giants for the creative Dutchman.

And Bayern Munich have already ‘been in contact’ with De Jong’s agents over a move to Germany.


So Juventus will face some major competition if they are to secure the Holland midfielder’s services.

Max Allegri’s men currently sit fifth in the Serie A table and are in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season.

But they have qualified for the last 16 of this year’s edition and will face Villarreal for a place in the quarter-finals.

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