Chelsea star Jorginho being tracked by Barcelona over contract situation and could make January transfer move

    BARCELONA are keeping an eye on Jorginho’s contract situation at Chelsea and they could make a move for him in the new year.

    The Italian is in the final year of his deal at Stamford Bridge and Barcelona are interested in bringing him to the club on a free transfer.

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    Barca see him as a possible replacement for long-serving Sergio Busquets.

    Nou Camp legend Busquets, 34, is also out of contract at the end of the season and the Spanish giants accept he will need replacing soon.

    If Jorginho does not agree an extension soon he will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs in January.

    It remains unclear whether the 30-year-old is part of Graham Potter’s plans at Chelsea.

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    However he did play the full 90 minutes in his first game in charge of the Blues versus Salzburg in the Champions League.

    Jorginho has been a Chelsea player since 2018 when he signed from Napoli.

    He has since gone onto play 196 times for the West Londoners scoring 27 goals.

    At the club he has won the Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

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    He also played an important role in Italy’s Euro 2020 win.

    Jorginho already has connections to the Barcelona squad as Chelsea duo Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso both joined the club in the summer.

    Xavi continues to look to revamp their squad despite financial problems.

    And more central midfielders could be needed especially if Manchester United and Chelsea go back in for Frenkie de Jong.

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