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Moggi: Sarri desperate to have Chelsea midfielder Jorginho at Juventus

Former Juventus GM Luciano Moggi says coach Maurizio Sarri is desperate to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

Sarri, after leading Chelsea to victory in the Europa League final last season, returned to Italy at the end of last season to take charge of Juve, succeeding Massimiliano Allegri in the process.

In recent weeks, Sarri and Juve have been linked with a return to Chelsea to take Jorginho off their hands. Sarri worked with the midfielder last season and before then, he had Jorginho running his midfield at Napoli for three years.

Moggi isn't surprised by the reports, convinced Sarri would feel more comfortable with what he has planned for Juve if he had Jorginho to lean on. Indeed, he can see Sarri sacrificing Bosnia international midfielder Miralem Pjanic to bring Jorginho back to Italy.

Moggi admits he wouldn't sell Pjanic, but understands Sarri wants to again work with his former Chelsea and Napoli midfielder.

He told 7 Gold via TMW: "I wouldn't change Pjanic in the midfield, but Sarri's true goal is always Jorginho.

"He is a footballer who knows him well as he had him for many years before at Napoli and then at Chelsea. As an alternative in Turin, (PSG midfielder Marco) Verratti can arrive, but not Arthur (Barcelona).

"(Mauro) Icardi? As long as there are (Paulo) Dybala and (Cristiano) Ronaldo, it makes no sense to insert another striker in the last sixteen metres. If they sell (Gonzalo) Higuain, a profile like (Arek) Milik could be useful: an excellent player who can go on the bench without difficulty."

- updated June 1

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