Jorginho was wanted by Manchester United and Liverpool in the summer (AMA/Getty Images)Manchester United and Liverpool wanted to sign Jorginho before the midfielder joined Chelsea, according to the player’s agent.
Jorginho joined Chelsea in a £57 million deal from Napoli in the summer but the Italy international had attracted interest from several clubs around Europe.
But the 26-year-old was keep to link back up with Maurizio Sarri after thriving in his system at Napoli.
‘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.
Jorginho has already become a key part of Chelsea’s system (Getty Images)‘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.’
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