Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has confirmed that he plans to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond 2023, despite his contract ending at the end of the season as it stands.
On the current trajectory, the 31-year-old will be free to talk to clubs around Europe from January 1st in order to reach a pre-contract agreement, as was the case with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen last summer, both of whom agreed moves away from Stamford Bridge well before their contracts ended on July 1st.
However, the regista is keen to remain in west London, while Chelsea are also keen to offer him a new deal should it be on the right terms. The midfielder’s agent João Santos has also previously confirmed that, despite the ability to negotiate with other clubs in just over a fortnight, Jorginho’s priority remains with Chelsea.
This sentiment has been echoed by the Italian, though he was quick to point out that his future is not his first priority as of right now.
“Of course I want to stay, I love Chelsea. The thing is, I’m not going to think about that right now”, the Chelsea midfielder explained to talkSPORT.
“I need to think about winning games otherwise it’s a problem” he added.
Jorginho, whose Italy side didn’t head to the World Cup, is expected to be named in the starting XI for Chelsea’s return to Premier League action against Bournemouth on December 27th.
However, he and the currently injured N’Golo Kante could be entering their twilight months at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues unwilling to commit to long-term deals for the ageing duo, something that both are thought to be demanding.