Arsenal target Chelsea midfielder Jorginho

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 2:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Advertisement Arsenal target Chelsea midfielder Jorginho Comment Jorginho is on Arsenal’s shortlist (Getty Images)Arsenal are targeting Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as a potential alternative to Thomas Partey, according to reports.Partey has been one of Arsenal’s top targets for the summer window but the Gunners have been unable to reach an agreement with Atletico Madrid.Arsenal have already offered Matteo Guendouzi plus €25 million (£22.7m) for Partey but Atletico have rejected that bid and will only sell if the midfielder’s €50m (£45.5m) release clause is met.According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are now looking at alternatives and Jorginho is on the Gunners’ shortlist.ADVERTISEMENTThe 28-year-old was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge at the end of last season after he was left on the bench by Frank Lampard for four consecutive games.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut the Italy international has started both of Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures this season and scored a penalty in the 3-1 win over Brighton last week. Jorginho has started both of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season (Getty Images)Jorginho then missed his spot-kick on Sunday as Chelsea were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have plenty of competition for places in midfield but Frank Lampard is expected to trim his squad before the window closes on October 5.Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have attracted interest from West Ham and Aston Villa, who are keen on loan deals.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal, meanwhile, are also targeting Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and have also offered Guendouzi to the French club in exchange for the midfielder.But Lyon rejected the proposal and are demanding €60m (£54.7m) for the 22-year-old.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more