In-demand Napoli star Jorginhos mother has started following Chelsea on Instagram amid rumours the midfielder has opted to snub Manchester City and move to west London instead.
The Brazilian-born Italy international is one of European footballs highest rated playmakers after another stellar season in Naples, averaging more passes per game than any other player in Serie A.
He had been identified as a priority signing by Pep Guardiola, who is keen to reinforce his midfield after the departure of Yaya Toure at the end of the season.
However, Jorginho is also believed to be on the wish list of Maurizio Sarri, with the ex-Napoli boss still waiting to complete a move to Chelsea where he will finally replace Antonio Conte.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim Chelsea are preparing a £50m bid for the 26-year-old on Sarris orders, with Jorginho having grown extremely close to his old manager and become an integral part of Sarri-ball.
And now eagled-eyed Chelsea fans have discovered the Instagram account of Jorginhos mother, which is followed by the midfielder himself, and spotted that she has started following Chelsea – but not Manchester City.
Jorginho uploaded several posts to his own Instagram story on Monday from aboard a flight from Sao Paulo, and reports in Italy claim he could even be jetting straight in to Heathrow.
Sarri is also believed to have arrived in London as Chelsea look to sort out the final details of his compensation package with Napoli before axing Conte and installing their new man.
Conte surprisingly took charge of training on Monday at Cobham despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, while it has been claimed that Manchester City are bracing for the prospect of missing out on Jorginho and lining up alternatives.
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