Napoli midfielder Jorginho is flying out to London tonight and could have his Chelsea medical tomorrow morning.
According to Sportitalia and CalcioNapoli24, the Italy international of Brazilian heritage flew from Naples to Milan today, where he held final negotiations with his agent and Chelsea representatives.
He then got on a plane heading to London and is expected to have his medical on Thursday.
Jorginho had been in advanced negotiations with Manchester City for weeks, but today Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed there had been a change of plan.
“I’ll have to apologise to Manchester City. However, if the player would rather live in London than Manchester, I can understand that.
“If Chelsea are paying him even more, I can understand that too.”
It’s reported Chelsea will pay €65m plus bonuses for the combined purchase of Jorginho and Coach Maurizio Sarri.
“Jorginho would go to Chelsea regardless of Sarri,” insisted De Laurentiis.