The Italian giants, Juventus want to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho in a swap deal for Miralem Pjanic.

Juventus and Chelsea have begun talks about a possible summer swap deal involving Jorginho and Pjanic. The Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri would like to sign the Italy international with whom he worked at Napoli and Chelsea. The manager is also ready to sacrifice Pjanic.

The Serie A side has also had discussions about the Bosnian joining Barcelona or PSG. The 30-year-old Pjanic who has been at Juventus since 2016 could potentially have ended at Barcelona in a swap involving Arthur. But the Brazilian decided to stay in Catalonia. The PSG sporting director, Leonardo, is a huge admirer of Pjanic.

Arthur’s decision meant Juventus stepped up negotiations with Chelsea to see whether they would consider letting Jorginho go. The midfielder joined the west London club two years ago in the same summer as Sarri. After a difficult first season has become one of Chelsea’s best performers.

Paradoxically, the improvement in form came after Sarri left for Juventus and was replaced by Frank Lampard. The 28-year-old spent three seasons with Sarri at Napoli before following him to Chelsea.

Pjanic has a contract until 2023 but has failed to convince Sarri he is a key member of the squad.