Date: 20th April 2022 at 8:58am
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Three Italian sides are all interested in securing a move for Chelsea star Jorginho, who is believed to be keen on a return to his homeland.

The midfielder was a regular in his first few seasons in England, but has fallen slightly out of favour in recent months and could now leave the club this summer.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is planning a shake up of his midfield this summer, with the likes of Ross Barkley and Saul Niguez making way for Conor Gallagher and, potentially, a marquee summer signing of either Declan Rice or Aurelien Tchouameni.

Current Serie A leaders AC Milan are one of the three sides linked with the 30-year-old, according to 90min, who claim that the midfielder will not be offered an extension to his current Chelsea deal.

The former Napoli man’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023, although the report claims that he could instead leave the Blues this summer.

Jorginho could be set for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri

The club are not intent on offering an extension, so interest from Italy could tempt them to cash in on the player at the end of the season, and the player himself is believed to be keen on the idea.

Another side credited with an interest in the player are Lazio, now managed by former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.

The 63-year-old managed Jorginho in Naples, before taking him to West London in 2018, and the pair have both spoken openly of their desire to one day work together again.

The final side linked with a move for the midfielder is Juventus, winners of nine of the last ten top flight titles. The Old Lady conceded their reign to Inter Milan last term, and look unlikely to regain it this season, calling for reinforcements over the summer.

Jorginho would likely be a useful acquisition for any Italian side, having starred as one of the division’s standout performers for several seasons before moving to London.

Since arriving in the capital, he has played more than 180 times for the Blues, scoring 26 goals and winning four trophies including the Champions League, Europa League and Club World Cup, as well as the UEFA Mens player of the Year Award last year.

The Brazilian-born midfielder represents Italy internationally, and had spent the entirety of his senior career in the country, prior to joining Chelsea in 2018.

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