Jorginho was a subject of interest from Manchester and Liverpool before he opted to join Chelsea in the summer, this is according to reports.
Jorginho joined Chelsea last summer as their first signing from Napoli in a £57 million deal. Before he completed the move, it was widely believed that the star would end up lacing his boots for Manchester City. Alas, Sarri was able to lure his former player to Stamford Bridge.
Sarri has built his style of player on Jorginho, who has the ability to retain ball possession and provide long range passes.
Confirm interest from the Premier League clubs, his agent said:
‘There had been calls from Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea,’ Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos told ESPN Brasil.
‘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.
‘In that moment, the best deal for Napoli was Chelsea.
‘It was not only the financial proposal, but also the power and the will of Napoli weighed heavily, who did not want to sell him because they would have to invest a lot to get a replacement. ‘It would not be an immediate replacement.’