Jorginho set for long-term stay at Chelsea – Agent

The agent of Chelsea star Jorginho has said that the midfielder is committed to the Blues on a long-term basis. The Italy international joined the west London outfit from Napoli during the summer of 2018 and he has since been a regular in the centre of the park where he has taken up the holding midfield role.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, agent Joao Santos said that the Italian has no plans of parting ways with the Blues in the near future. He added that the 27-year-old will remain committed to the club for another four years at the least, he told: “We have mid-to-long-term project with Chelsea, similar to when he joined Hellas Verona and then Napoli. There are five years left on his contract and let’s say he’d like to stay for at least another four years.”

Jorginho had a mixed first season with the Blues and he was criticised by the fans whenever the club succumbed to a defeat under former boss Maurizio Sarri. Nonetheless, he ended the campaign on a high with a string of consistent performances and he has slowly become a favourite for a section of the supporters under new head coach Frank Lampard.

The west London giants have not made the best of beginnings to the season and they are presently with just five points from the opening four matches. Still, there have been plenty of positives in the attacking department and Lampard needs to find the solution at the back such that the team can notch up regular victories.

Chelsea return from the international break with a testing challenge at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues could only secure one point against the Wolves last season and they can anticipate another tricky game, considering the west Midlands outfit fare better in front of their fans. Nuno’s side are currently two points behind Chelsea at the present point of time.

Frank Lampard speaks on speculation linking him with the Chelsea job

Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard has indicated that he is focused on the managerial role at Derby County amid the speculation linking him with the Blues job. The 40-year-old has done tremendously well during his debut season in management and he has the opportunity of propelling Derby to the Premier League, should they beat Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final.

Amidst this, there have been reports suggesting that he could take over at the helm at Chelsea this summer but Lampard has stressed that he is concentrating on the Rams duty for the moment, he said: “When I started out in management, people said; ‘Your dream must be to be Chelsea manager.’ It’s an easy link. My dream was to do as well as I can day in and day out to be successful. I can’t call that one. Those things happen or they don’t or whatever. My focus is completely on the here and now. I find it quite difficult because (Chelsea) have got a game coming up. More importantly for me we’ve got a game coming up before that.”
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