According to rumours, Arsenal and Chelsea have reached a £12 million transfer fee agreement to sign Jorginho.
The January transfer window shuts on Tuesday night, and the Arsenal are in a rush to add a new central midfielder to Mikel Arteta’s roster.
Arsenal has prioritized Moises Caicedo as a target, but Brighton has already turned down two offers, including one for £70 million.
The Premier League’s top teams are looking at other possibilities, and acquiring Jorginho from Chelsea would be a less expensive one.
The Italian international’s contract has reached its final six months, although it’s believed Chelsea was holding out for a £15 to £20 million transfer fee.
The Athletic reports that an agreement worth £12 million has been reached between Arsenal and Chelsea, and the 31-year-old is scheduled to visit the Arsenal training facility on Tuesday to complete his transfer.
According to the rumor, Jorginho will sign a deal with Arsenal that will last until 2024 and have the potential of being extended by another year.
Chelsea and Benfica are still in contact with the transfer of Enzo Fernandez.
The World Cup champion of Argentina wants to transfer to Stamford Bridge before the deadline, but Chelsea and Benfica are unable to come to terms on a price since the Portuguese club wants Chelsea to pay the midfielder’s €120 million (£105.4 million) release clause.