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​Chelsea hero Nevin: Man City, Juventus would've loved Jorginho

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that Manchester City and Juventus are two clubs that would have loved to sign Jorginho this summer.

Many fans were assuming that Jorginho would be the first casualty of the Frank Lampard era, given he was a Maurizio Sarri favorite.

But Lampard has found a place for the Italy international, making him one of the key midfielders of his new-look attacking setup.

And Nevin believes the playmaker has enough quality to interest the top clubs in Europe.

"To be honest I thought Jorginho was fabulous last season as well and didn't buy into the no-forward-passing problem being his fault or even true," Nevin told the club's official website.

"It was the style of the team and in the end it was successful as we know. There were even a few occasions when he was booed at the Bridge last season and it really upset me. He is the bravest player you will ever meet because of where and how often he takes the ball.

"He also controls games as well as just about anyone on the planet just now. Happily Frank agrees and has let him off the leash to be more positive and take a few chances going forward more quickly.

"I agree it is even better now than it was last season for our number five. Everyone else does seem to be seeing his attributes now though and it is a huge relief. I would have hated to lose him to Juventus or Manchester City, because that is the standard of clubs that would have grabbed him in a heartbeat."

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