The player has already agreed terms with the Blues
Chelsea confirmed Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach last week. He signed a three-year deal with the Stamford Bridge side and has replaced Antonio Conte, who was sacked despite his contract expiring expiring next summer.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho has also completed a move to the Premier League giants, signing a five-year deal with the club for a fee around £57 million. He is the club’s first summer signing after he snubbed the chance to join Manchester City and will follow his former manager to the Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have been behind in the transfer window in comparison to other Premiere League clubs but with the arrival of the Italian midfielder it is believed that it will finally kickstart their transfer plans.
The English side have prioritized signing a central midfielder this summer as their current midfielders barring N’Golo Kante under-performed during the 2017/2018 campaign. They have been linked with a move for CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin since the beginning of the World Cup.
The Russia International made his debut for for the Russian Premier League giants and has been a mainstay in the midfield since then. He was a regular for the club last season, scored 7 goals and assisted 4 in 38 appearances in all competitions.
The 22 year old has been one of the revelations of the 2018 World Cup, picking up a goal and two assists in the tournament. He helped Russia to reach the quarter-finals as they defeated Spain but were defeated by Croatia in penalty shootouts.
The London club were leading the race to sign him but Ligue 1 giants Monaco came in with a late bid for the player. Juventus were also reportedly interested in him.
Chelsea have been handed huge boost in the race for Aleksandr Golovin, who has snubbed a late bid from Monaco, according to The Sun.
Sarri has already agreed terms with the Russian midfielder as his mother let it slip he was on his way to West London and is finally set to land him.