Aaron Ramsey has been touted as a potential makeweight in Juventus’ bid to sign out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.
Despite being a regular starter for the majority of Frank Lampard’s first season at the helm, Jorginho appears to have become surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge – with a ten-minute cameo at Crystal Palace his only involvement since the restart.
The Serie A giants are said to have been keeping tabs on Jorginho for some time now, with Maurizio Sarri keen to instigate a reunion with the man he managed at both Chelsea and Napoli.
Italian news outlet Tuttosport claim the Old Lady will offer Ramsey in a proposed swap deal with the London club, while Adrien Rabiot has also been mentioned as a player they would be willing to offer in exchange for the former Arsenal man.
With the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner already confirmed and a potential bid for Kai Havertz in the offing, it remains to be seen whether Lampard feels the need to further bolster his attacking options.
Ramsey has enjoyed a solid first season in Turin, making 29 appearances and scoring four goals. He looks set to earn the first league championship winner’s medal of his career this season, with Juve now seven points clear of their nearest-challengers Lazio with just seven games to play.
Juventus’ pursuit of Jorginho has been public knowledge for some time, with the Italian champions said to have already offered out-of-favour attacking midfielder Federico Bernardeschi in a swap deal.
The offer is further indication of Juventus’ prospective transfer dealings this summer. With the club seemingly unable to fund any big-money signings, a number of swap deals are already said to have been tabled.
The club have already secured the signing of Barcelona midfielder Arthur, with Miralem Pjanić heading to Camp Nou as part of the deal.