Chelsea Transfer News: Blues want the “next Ronaldo, Roma in Pedro pursuit, Jorginho agent speaks on Chelsea exit
Chelsea want ‘the next Ronaldo’
Santos striker Kaio Jorge is a wanted man, with the 18-year-old earning favourable comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo – no pressure there, then.
Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen have been linked with Jorge, but kicker reports that Chelsea will make a move for the youngster this summer.
According to The Sun, Chelsea could have the edge given Jorge has the same representative – Giuliano Bertolucci – as David Luiz and Oscar, which could smooth negotiations.
Pedro heading to AS Roma
Spanish publication AS report that Chelsea winger Pedro will join Roma once his contract expires this summer.
Pedro’s Chelsea adventure is about to end . After having lived in Stamford Bridge for five years, lifting a Premier League, an FA Cup and a Europa League, everything points to the fact that the canary will not renew his contract with the blue entity and that he will be a free player once the 2019/20 season is over .
Amidst several interested clubs, Roma is pushing very hard to get his services, they have been looking for him for months and with the passage of time they have become an increasingly concrete option.
Its incorporation is the priority objective of sports director Gianluca Petrachi, who is facing a difficult job . The crisis due to COVID-19 broke the negotiations between James Pallotta and Dan Friedkin for the sale of the club, and now the entity seeks to remain competitive, but it will have to cut its expenses considerably.
Getting Pedro as a free agent would be the perfect signing and they are very optimistic . The canary, who will be 33 in July, has taken some time before the final decision. In Rome they look forward to their ‘yes, I want’.
Agent casts doubt on Jorginho exit
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos has admitted that Juventus will struggle to sign the Chelsea midfielder, despite the player’s excellent relationship with Old Lady boss Maurizio Sarri.
“In my view, it would be difficult for the Bianconeri to buy him today, because the transfer market has changed with the pandemic and Jorginho has a contract with Chelsea until 2023,” he told TuttoJuve.
“He is the vice-captain and considered an important player for the squad.
“I don’t just mean Juventus, but all the biggest European clubs would struggle to pay that much for one player right now.”