Chelsea Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool showed interest in signing Blues and former Napoli star Jorginho before the midfielder joined the West London club, as per his agent.
The Italy international moved to Stamford Bridge in a £57 million deal from Napoli in the summer but had attracted interest from several clubs around Europe. However, Jorginho chose to link back up with Maurizio Sarri after making huge impact with Napoli.
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos told ESPN Brasil.:
“There had been calls from Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.
“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.’