Napoli midfielder Jorginho is set to undergo a medical with Chelsea soon ahead of his proposed move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Identified by Manchester City as their priority midfield target, Jorginho seemed destined for a move to the Premier League champions and even agreed a contract with the club.
However, Manchester City struggled to close out a final agreement with Napoli and now it seems they have been beaten to the post by Chelsea in the transfer race.
The Blues made a late but decisive entry into the negotiations and have agreed a deal worth €65m, including bonuses, with Napoli for the Italy international midfielder.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed on Wednesday that the midfielder prefers a move to London over Manchester and it seems the transfer is close to going over the line.
According to Italian broadcaster Premium Sport, Chelsea have already scheduled a medical for Jorginho and the midfielder will soon undergo the appropriate procedures with the Blues.
The midfielder was seen leaving Italy on Wednesday and is expected to be in London today to complete a move to the Premier League from Serie A.
De Laurentiis has also indicated that Chelsea have offered better terms than Manchester City to Jorginho.
Roman Abramovich makes stunning decision on Eden Hazard future and Barcelona are ready to pounce
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made a stunning decision on Eden Hazard’s future at the club and is ready to sell the forward, a decision that may have attracted Barcelona.
Hazard has often been linked with a move to Real Madrid, should he ever leave Chelsea and this summer, those rumors just will not go away. The Belgium international has often spoken of his admiration for Real Madrid and the ‘special’ dream it is for players to play at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This summer, that may all change, with Barcelona also willing to enter the race for the signature. According to AS in Spain, Barcelona are well aware of Real interest in Hazard and know they must match what their rivals offer for Hazard or risk losing out on him this summer.
With Abramovich ready to sell, as per the newspaper in Spain, Chelsea may be swamped by offers from everywhere including PSG should they consider to beef up their attack even more or replace Kylian Mbappe, if he moves to Real Madrid this summer.