Chelsea Star’s Agent Gives Update On Midfielder’s Future With Deal Set To Expire, Barcelona Interested
Jorginho’s agent has provided an update on the midfielder’s Chelsea future amid Barcelona interest and his current deal due to expire in the summer.
The 30-year-old Italy international midfielder has been linked with a move to the La Liga giants, who have made a habit of signing free agents in recent years.
Recent reports have suggested that Jorginho is keen to stay at Chelsea but has rejected a new deal as he wants a 25 per cent increase on his current salary which is said to be worth £110,000-a-week.
Signed from Napoli in 2018 for £51m, Jorginho has enjoyed much success at Chelsea – winning the Champions League, Europa League and Club World Cup over his 205 appearances.
His agent, Joao Santos, has now said that Jorginho is not interested in a move to Barcelona and that he only wants to extend his time at Chelsea.
‘I’ve never met Barcelona director Mateu Alemany,’ Santos said over a potential move for Jorginho.
‘We want to extend the contract with Chelsea, it is our priority. We are only dealing with the Blues and no other club.’
Jorginho has said that he is still ‘very happy’ at Chelsea despite the speculation surrounding his future.
‘I’m very happy at the moment, we’re all very focused on what we need to do,’ Jorginho recently told The 5th Stand.
‘I’m enjoying life here. I’m enjoying working with everyone and I think everybody says the same thing. It’s enjoyable to be at Chelsea.’
Jorginho has continued his role as a key player for the Blues this season, featuring in all but one game so far.
He has scored three goals – all from the penalty spot – in the process and he is now the club’s vice-captain.
Chelsea are currently sixth in the Premier League and have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.