How George Clooney can help Thomas Tuchel end speculation over Jorginho’s Chelsea future

There is a scene in the 2001 remake of Ocean’s Eleven in which George Clooney’s character, Danny Ocean, asks a very simple question to Linus Caldwell, portrayed by Matt Damon.

“You’re either in or you’re out? Right now.”

There will be many a Chelsea fan hoping Thomas Tuchel asks Jorginho that very question in the days ahead. The Italian midfielder started in last night’s victory over Porto and was received, somewhat curiously in truth, the man-of-the-match award by UEFA.

It meant the Italian was dutybound to undertake a post-match interview or two. And when speaking to Sky Italia, he rather surprisingly admitted he would be keen to return to former club Napoli in the future.

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“When you live in Naples you can never forget,” he said. “I had a wonderful experience and I am very fond of the city and the fans.

“Now honestly, I’m not thinking about it because my concentration is all on Chelsea. However, if there is the possibility, one day, you don’t know when, to return, of course, I’d like it.”

This isn’t the first time a return to Napoli for Jorginho has been discussed. It’s not the second, third or fourth either. A quick Google search will prove that.

November 18, 2020. “Jorginho has a personal and professional bond with the coach [Maurizio Sarri] that is very strong,” the player’s agent Joao Santos told Calciomercato. “We’re waiting to see where Sarri goes, and if it’s a big club in Italy, Jorginho could follow him.”

February 12, 2021: “Football is dynamic and nothing can be ruled out,” Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “If Sarri returns to Napoli, he could try to bring back Jorginho, he’s perfect for his football. I can’t rule it out.”

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