Chelsea transfer news: ESPN pundit questions deal for Napoli star Jorginho
That is the view of ESPN pundit Stewart Robson.
Chelsea are set to confirm Maurizio Sarri imminently as their new head coach following Antonio Conte’s departure.
Napoli star Jorginho has attracted significant interest from the Blues as well as Manchester City, who are also considering a bid.
Although Chelsea are yet to make a splash in the window, Robson doesn’t think Jorginho is the player that should head to Stamford Bridge.
“They play attacking football,” Robson said when asked about the prospect of Jorginho going to west London.
“I can’t see Jorginho going there.
“Sarri is talking about him being a holding midfielder, but they have the best one in the world in N’Golo [Kante].
“So I’m not sure where he fits in!”
Meanwhile, Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis hinted that Jorginho could be Chelsea bound.
He said: “However, if for personal reasons I won’t get into, the player prefers to live in London rather than in Manchester, I can understand him.
“If Chelsea pay him more, I can understand it too. So I can just apologize to Khaldoon.
“But it does not depend on me. If Jorginho moves to Chelsea, my agreement with [Roman] Abramovich does not depend on [Maurizio] Sarri becoming their next manager.”