Juventus are prepared to include their Italian attacking midfielder Federico Bernardeschi in any potential deal that could thrashed out with Chelsea for Jorginho, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato [via Goal].
The rumour mill have been linking Jorginho with a move to Juventus in the summer, but his agent had, in April, told 90min the Old Lady hadn’t asked him for the midfielder. Sarri is said to be keen on bringing Jorginho, whom he had managed at Chelsea and Napoli, to Turin.
Juventus have offered Bernardeschi to Chelsea as part of a Jorginho deal. The Bianconeri are waiting for Chelsea’s response.
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Meanwhile, Bernardeschi has struggled to cement a place in the Juventus starting lineup and is reportedly ready to test himself in a new country. He has only made 25 appearances for his club in all competitions this season. Recent reports have indicated that the Premier League trio of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are courting the Italian over a potential move in the summer.
Now, Calcio Mercato claim Old Lady are keen on including the former Fiorentina star in any potential deal for Jorginho as they are reluctant to splash out €40m to acquire Jorginho’s services. That makes sense, especially in the current financially-stricken environment, and Chelsea are said to be open to an exchange deal with Juve.