Milan join Barcelona in the race to sign Jorginho for FREE and the Chelsea midfielder’s contract expires next summer’…
- Milan and Barcelona ‘lead race to sign Chelsea star Jorginho next summer’
- The midfielder’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires on June 30 next year
- The Italy international insisted earlier this week that he is ‘very happy’ at Chelsea
- Jorginho has won both the Champions League and the Europa League with Chelsea
Milan have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho on a free transfer next summer, according to reports.
The 30-year-old, who joined the Blues from Napoli in 2018, has yet to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge and will become a free agent next summer.
Sports post revealed on Tuesday that Barcelona were interested in the midfielder, but it is now clear that Milan have also joined the chase to lure Jorginho back to Serie A.
Milan and Barcelona ‘lead race to sign Jorginho when he becomes free agent next year’
According to SPORTBarcelona would have to cut their wage bill to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, having completed a handful of high-profile signings last summer.
The Catalan club had to activate economic levers to register several new blockbuster signings such as Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde, who have suffered from financial instability in recent seasons.
The Spanish newspaper also believes Milan, which won Serie A last season, will benefit from Italy’s tax system, which is reportedly much less aggressive.
Stefano Pioli’s squad is reportedly eager to lure Jorginho back to Serie A for free next summer
The outlet claims Barcelona hopes Jorginho will divest Serie A in pursuit of a new challenge in LaLiga, having previously spent eight consecutive years in Italy at Hellas Verona and Napoli.
Jorginho, however, insisted earlier this week that he was “very happy” at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian said: “I am very happy at the moment when we are all very focused on what we have to do. I enjoy life here.
Jorginho insisted he is ‘very happy’ at Chelsea despite speculation about his departure next summer
“I like working with everyone and I think everyone says the same thing. It’s nice to be at Chelsea.’
Jorginho has had a fruitful four-year spell at Stamford Bridge, winning both the Champions League in 2021 and the Europa League in 2019.
The midfielder has also shown his importance for Italy on the international stage, leading his country to the Euro 2020 triumph last year.