Jorginho confirms he is ‘very happy’ at Chelsea, despite his contract counting down, and he could be a free agent next summer with Barcelona thought to be keen on the Italian midfielder
- Jorginho says he is ‘very happy’ at Chelsea, and focused on their competitions
- The Italian’s contract runs out next summer, and rumours link him to Barcelona
- Chelsea’s camp remains positive despite Brighton loss, the midfielder revealed
Jorginho has reiterated his happiness at Chelsea, despite reports that Barcelona are interested in signing the Italian.
The 30-year-old is a free agent next summer, five years after his move to Stamford Bridge from Napoli, and it has left rumours that he might depart for clubs in Spain or Italy.
However, the Brazilian-born star told Chelsea’s The 5th Stand app that he was determined to keep focused on the work in London, where he has made over 200 appearances for the Blues.
Jorginho said he is ‘very happy’ at Chelsea, despite rumours he will leave the club next summer
Jorginho said: ‘I’m very happy at the moment we’re all very focused on what we need to do. I’m enjoying life here. I’m enjoying working with everyone and I think everybody says the same thing. It’s enjoyable to be at Chelsea.’
His agent has previously said an extension might be put in place for Jorginho to stay with Chelsea a little longer, and it is clear he’s not distracted by admirers elsewhere across Europe.
Barcelona have been known to be keeping an eye on Jorginho, with the possibility of bringing him into Xavi’s squad at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona head coach Xavi is thought to be keeping an eye on Jorginho’s future availability
The defensive midfielder also revealed that the mood in Chelsea’s camp had not dipped despite their 4-1 defeat to Brighton at the weekend.
Chelsea have four games to play across three competitions before the World Cup break, beginning with their Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night.
The Blues vice-captain told the club app: ‘It’s a busy schedule, crazy busy, but this is football. We’re going to have a little break in a couple of weeks and it’s important we push now to earn more points and head into the break in a positive mindset’.
Jorginho is focused on Chelsea, as they face four matches in three competitions before break
As well as winning Euro 2020 with Italy, Jorginho has also helped the Blues sides to win the Champions League in 2021 and the Club World Cup earlier this year.
N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva are other Chelsea players with their Stamford Bridge contracts due to expire in 2023.