Juventus have turned their attention from Chelsea star Jorginho to Brescia wonderkid Sandro Tonali due to the sacking of the Italian manager Maurizio Sarri, according to reports in Italy.
Maurizio brought Jorginho from Napoli to Chelsea during his campaign in charge in west London and was again reported to be interested in a reunion, this time in Turin, come the summer transfer market.
But after Maurizio was sacked on Saturday with two years remaining on his contract following a disastrous UCL exit at the hands of Lyon in the last-16, the club’s list of midfield targets has been reshuffled.
According to Tuttosport, there is now no interest in landing Jorginho and Andrea Pirlo, successor to Maurizio, instead wants the Italian champions to make a push to land Tonali.
Manchester United and both AC Milan and Inter Milan have been credited with an interest in Sandro with the Italy international catching the eye in spite of Brescia succumbing to relegation back to Serie B.
Nicknamed ‘the heir to Pirlo’, Sandro, who has often played down such comparisons, made 34 appearances in the top-flight this season and caught the eye enough of the man he is consistently compared to.
With Bianconeri reportedly withdrawing their interest, it raises questions as to whether Jorginho will continue under Frank Lampard at Chelsea.
The Italo-Brazilian produced just two assists in the PL in 2019-20 having made 31 appearances.
The star started the FA Cup final loss to Arsenal recently and so is still being used by the midfielder but with Mason Mount’s emergence and Frank’s admiration of young midfielder Billy Gilmour, the former Napoli man’s long-term future in west London is up for debate.