Chelsea have now announced the transfer of Italian midfielder Jorginho to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
Statement from Chelsea: “Jorginho has completed a permanent transfer from Chelsea to Arsenal.
“The Italian international leaves Stamford Bridge after four-and-a-half years, during which he helped us win the Champions League, the Europa League, the Club World Cup, and the Super Cup. Jorginho also acted as our vice-captain for most of his time at the club.
“A friendly and funny guy off the pitch, Jorginho leaves Chelsea with 213 appearances to his name and four winners’ medals, none more precious than the 2021 Champions League success in which he played a major part.”
Jorginho joins Arsenal on a one-and-a-half-year deal, with the Gunners paying Chelsea £10million guaranteed plus £2million in add-ons for the transfer.