Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri asks Jorginho about life in Naples ahead of potential Napoli transfer, claims agent
JORGINHO'S agent claims his Chelsea team-mate Emerson Palmieri has been asking him about life in Naples ahead of his proposed transfer.
Emerson, 26, could be on his way to Serie A giants Napoli this summer and wanted his Italy team-mate Jorginho to give him a lay of the land, according to Joao Santos.
Football agent Santos claims that Emerson's keen to know how the way of life is in the Italian city.
And Jorginho was the best person to ask as he spent four seasons with the Serie A side from 2014-2018, before joining Chelsea.
Speaking on Emerson's curiosity, Santos tweeted: "Emerson asked him about the city of Naples and the way of living football in Naples."
The Azzuri duo strengthened their bond last weekend when they lifted the Euro 2020 trophy together with Italy, both starting as they defeated England in the final on penalties.
They also scooped the Champions League with Chelsea a few months prior, putting them in a select group of players to achieve the remarkable feat.
But Emerson's playing time for the Blues has been hugely limited which could expedite his departure.
Jorginho has become one of the team's anchor's while Emerson only made two Premier League appearances for the Blues last season.
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And Napoli's boss Luciano Spalletti seems certain his club will be the defender's next destination.
Asked about whether they are one of the clubs vying for Emerson's signature, Spalletti cheekily replied: "I can’t say if I called Emerson to join Napoli or not.
"Maybe yes, maybe it’s happened."
Jorginho's also been subject to transfer speculation over the last few weeks.
But Santos reckons he'll remain with the Blues until his contract ends in 2023.
Although he did admit Juventus have enquired about the maestro's availability and that if the right offer came from a major club, he and his client will listen to it.
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