The agent of reported Arsenal target Jorginho has confirmed to 90 Min that there have been no offers for the midfielder this summer, and insisted that he remains happy at Chelsea.
Sky Sports reported last week that the Gunners were considering a move for the Italy international. Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen to bolster his options in the middle of the park.
And it was suggested that Jorginho could potentially become the latest Chelsea player to head to the Emirates should Arsenal fail to land Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar.
But his agent, Joao Santos downplayed the possibility of the 28-year-old leaving Stamford Bridge during this window as he spoke ahead of their Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday.
“Jorginho still has a three-year contract with Chelsea, this plus two. I feel a lot of talk about Arsenal and PSG in the last few days, but the reality is that up to now, no official offer has arrived for the player,” he said, as reported by 90 Min.
“He is happy at Chelsea, he started the season well and being the vice-captain at the moment he is focused exclusively on the Carabao Cup game against Tottenham,” he went on to add.
TBR View: Agent comments make Jorginho move looks even less likely
It always appeared unlikely that Arsenal would sign Jorginho – who earns £110,000-a-week, according to Spotrac. Of course, there is still time for the situation to change. But it would be little surprise if Gunners and Chelsea fans were not expecting any movement.
Jorginho has started his side’s last two Premier League games. And as Santos alluded to, he also featured at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this week.
Meanwhile, Sky’s report hinted that he was not Arsenal’s first-choice. Now in light of his agent’s comments, it arguably looks even more unlikely that a move will take place as the deadline looms.