Jorginho’s agent has said Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur were keen on signing the midfielder before he joined Chelsea, according to ESPN Brasil.
The 26-year-old has impressed for the Blues since his £57million switch from Napoli in the summer.
However, the Italy international’s representative, Joao Santos, says the Stamford Bridge outfit’s Premier League rivals were also interested.
“There had been calls from Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea,” Santos.
“In a way, all the great English clubs saw Jorginho because he was already in the Italian team.
“From this, they came for him and he went to Chelsea based on an agreement with Napoli.
“Jorginho still had two years of contract and the last word was from Napoli.”
The playmaker followed boss Maurizio Sarri from Naples to West London in the summer and has since started 15 of Chelsea’s 16 top-flight matches in the middle of the park.
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