Date: 2nd November 2022 at 3:57pm
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The Champions League group stages come to an end on Wednesday evening, with both Chelsea and Manchester City in action.

City face Sevilla, while Chelsea host Dinamo Zagreb at Stamford Bridge knowing that they have already been confirmed as winners of Group E.

While Dinamo are currently bottom of the group, the Croatian side did beat The Blues 1-0 in what turned out to be Thomas Tuchel’s final game in charge of the club, so new manager Graham Potter will be wary of their opponents.

In the meantime, the agent of midfielder Jorginho has responded to rumours linking the Italian with a move away from the club.

As reported by Matteo Moretto, the player’s agent, Joao Santos, has denied speaking to any other clubs about the player.

“I’ve never met with Barça director Mateu Alemany. We want to extend the contract with Chelsea, it’s our priority,” he told Revelo.

Santos’ comments follow intense rumours linking Jorginho with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

The speculation was fuelled even more when Santos himself was seen in Barcelona, although it has since transpired that he was there to discuss a different player.

Jorginho is nearing the end of his current contract with Chelsea

Jorginho, 30, is set to be out of contract at the end of the current season, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will extend his stay in the capital.

The Italian has been linked with a return to his homeland in recent months, with Juventus one of a number of clubs reportedly interested in signing him on a free transfer.

Chelsea are believed to be keen on reaching an agreement with the Italy international, although they are also in talks with fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante who is also set to be out of contract next summer.

Jorginho joined Chelsea from Napoli for more than £50 million in 2018, following ex-manager Maurizio Sarri from Naples to London, and he has since made more than 200 appearances for The Blues.

He has also won the Champions League, Europa League, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup during his time in west London.

Alongside Kante and Mateo Kovacic, he has established himself as one of the club’s three main midfielders, which leaves Chelsea in a tricky predicament with two of the trio nearing the end of their current contracts.

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