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Juventus ‘make contact’ with Jorginho as they sound out Chelsea star over sensational transfer

JUVENTUS have reportedly made contact with Chelsea star Jorginho over a sensational transfer next summer.

CalcioMercato claims Juve chiefs have been tracking the Italy international for some time.

Jorginho, 29, is out of contract in 2023, and Chelsea are yet to open talks over a new deal for their vice-captain.

That has opened the door for Juventus to register their interest.

And it’s reckoned contact has already been made with Jorginho’s representatives.

Juventus were keen on signing the playmaker when they poached Maurizio Sarri from Stamford Bridge in 2019.

The tactician, now at Lazio, joined Chelsea a year earlier and took Jorginho with him from Napoli.

Both men struggled to win over Blues fans, who felt Jorginho was given preferential treatment over fellow midfielders.


However, following Sarri’s swift exit, he ended up becoming a key player under Frank Lampard.

Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at the start of the year saw Jorginho up his game even further.

And after securing a Champions League and Euros double last term, the ace finished third behind Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski at Monday’s Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Tuchel has constantly stressed Jorginho remains a vital cog in his Chelsea machine.

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The wise head has scored 21 goals in 159 games for the Blues.

And his latest came in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United - having made a huge error earlier on.

But with the club yet to sit down and discuss a new contract, Jorginho could yet be tempted to make a spectacular return to Serie A.