It would be difficult for Juventus to buy Jorginho - agent

It would be difficult for Juventus to buy Jorginho - agent

Jorginho's agent Joao Santos has denied reports that Juventus have made contact with Chelsea over a possible summer move. 

The midfielder has been linked with the Italian giants, who are under Maurizio Sarri, who has worked with the Italian at Napoli and Chelsea. 

Reports emerged last week that the Italian champions were willing to part with up to three players to sweeten the deal, but Santos says nothing has been put on the table yet. 

"I only hear about these rumours from the newspapers, because nobody from Juventus has contacted me," Santos told

"Maurizio Sarri appreciates him very much as a person and a player, they worked very well together, but that's all there is to it right now. The player is focused only on Chelsea, he's resumed training and is preparing for the Premier League restart.

He further noted a deal might be complicated partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has heavily impacted all sectors including football.

"In my view, it would be difficult for the Bianconeri to buy him today, because the transfer market has changed with the pandemic and Jorginho has a contract with Chelsea until 2023. He is the vice-captain and considered an important player for the squad.

"I don't just mean Juventus, but all the biggest European clubs would struggle to pay that much for one player right now."

Santos added: "If it should happen [a proposal from Juve], I say that anyone who wants Jorginho has to talk to Chelsea and Marina [Granovskaia]. Then we will evaluate together what to do. That would not be a problem."

Jorginho moved to Chelsea in 2018 alongside Sarri, and after struggling in his first campaign in England, he has settled is enjoying his time under Frank Lampard. 

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