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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho: Man City move was close

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has spoken of how close he came to joining Manchester City when first leaving Napoli.

The 29-year-old midfielder was signed for the Blues by Maurizio Sarri for £50million from Napoli in July 2018.

Ahead of Saturday's showdown between the rivals at Stamford Bridge, Jorginho told BT Sport: "It was close but it didn't happen. It's how it works in football sometimes.

"I'm very, very happy at Chelsea. It's a massive club and everyone here at the moment, the atmosphere is so good because everyone is humble.

"That's why everything is going so well."

After Italy's Euro 2020 triumph, Jorginho was named UEFA Men's Player of the Year.

"It's surreal. It's unbelievable," the Italy international said.

"I achieved this and it's something you work so hard for and you dream about, but to get there is a long way.

"And then you get there and you think: 'Wow, I'm here now!'"

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