Chelsea publish interview with Jorginho in bid to ease fan concern ahead of Sarri exit

Earlier this week, the Italian agreed a deal to take charge of Serie A champions Juventus – with Frank Lampard primed to replace him.

One of the things Lampard will need to sort when he does get the job is what to do with Jorginho.

The Italian was Sarri’s first signing last summer and has become the poster boy for ‘Sarri-ball’.

Fans have even booed and jeered the Italian and cheered when he was taken off in games.

The fans’ frustration with Sarri and Jorginho is one of the reasons Chelsea are letting the manager go.

But they could still be stuck with a player the fans don’t want – but one they can’t shift with the transfer ban looming.

And, in what appears to be an attempt to ease the tension between the fans and Jorginho Chelsea have published an in-depth interview with the midfielder titled ‘The Making of Me’.

In it Jorginho answers a number of questions about growing up in Brazil and when he moved to Italy.

Maurizio Sarri is on course to take charge of Juventus

However, despite the interview, and only having played one season in the country Chelsea are being urged to sell Jorginho this summer in some quarters.

ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop thinks he should be straight out the door.

“As far as Jorginho goes, if Sarri’s announced on Monday, I’m Chelsea, I sell Jorginho on Tuesday,” Hislop said.

“Give myself six weeks or whatever it is to find a replacement to spend that money.

“The appeal I think pushes any hearing beyond the close of the transfer window.”

ESPN reporter Paolo Bandini admits in a normal summer Jorginho may well be one of the players Chelsea sell.

However, he reckons that will only happen if Chelsea’s ban is frozen.

“Jorginho is an interesting one,” Bandini said.

“He was someone who was clearly top of the Maurizio Sarri shopping list, who was brought in specifically for him.

“You would think in another summer he might well be one of the first people out the door.

“But again, if you can’t sign anybody, are you letting anybody go that you don’t absolutely have to let go? I think probably not.

“A lot depends on CAS and any appeal that Chelsea can make this summer.”

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