‘I believe there was something they talked about’: Chelsea midfielder Jorginho breaks silence over summer interest from Arsenal as he claims ‘every player is open to negotiations’
- Jorginho has revealed that talks took place over a potential move to Arsenal
- The Italy international was on Mikel Arteta’s list of summer transfer targets
- The 28-year-old midfielder insists he always wanted to remain at Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has revealed how close he came to joining London rivals Arsenal during the summer.
The Italy international appeared to be on his way out at Stamford Bridge after slipping down the pecking order under Frank Lampard last season.
The 28-year-old was on Arsenal’s list of transfer targets in the summer as Mikel Arteta attempted to bolster his midfield options.
Jorginho has revealed that discussions took place over a potential transfer to Arsenal
Jorginho insists he always wanted to remain at Chelsea and he has played an integral part in their promising start to the season.
Jorginho told ESPN Brazil: ‘I believe that every player is open to negotiations. So I believe there was something they talked about. And in the end it was decided that I remain here.
‘Now my head is here and we’re going to do a great job with Chelsea, which I always wanted to do.’
The Italy international was on Mikel Arteta’s list of transfer targets during the summer
Jorginho seems highly satisfied with Chelsea’s transfer business over the summer, but has called for patience as the new boys continue to settle in.
‘They had a big market,’ he added on his side. ‘The players who arrived have great potential and can certainly help this club a lot.
‘They’re already doing and will do much more. When there’s this high competition among the players, it turns out that the level of the team goes up, and when the level of the team goes up, the team ends up becoming better and even more competitive to reach the top.