Jorginho addresses Chelsea future amid Barcelona transfer interest


helsea midfielder Jorginho says he is keen to extend his contract at the club but insists his full focus is on the Premier League return.

The Italian international is out of contract this summer and Standard Sport understand Barcelona are among the clubs interested on a move.

Further interest from Italian clubs is expected as the 31-year-old’s contract winds down, though Chelsea are open to extending his terms.

Jorginho has made 11 Premier League starts this season and remains a key player under Graham Potter despite a number of changes since the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

“Of course I do, I love Chelsea,” Jorginho told talkSPORT when asked if he wanted to stay in west London.


“But this is a thing I’m not going to think about now.

“I need to think about winning games. Otherwise it’s a problem.

“I’ll focus game by game and then we’ll see what’s going to happen.

“But my mind is on Chelsea now and trying to win as many games as possible.”

Chelsea are also expected to win the race to sign Vasco de Gama midfielder Andrey Santos.

The 18-year-old has been likened to Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes and the Magpies were said to be keen on the teenager, though a £12m move to Stamford Bridge is seen as the most likely outcome.

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