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Guardiola admitted that they almost had Jorginho

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Jorginho was really close to joining Manchester City but in the end, he decided to come to Chelsea with his coach from Napoli, Maurizio Sarri – and Pep Guardiola admitted that this deal was really close to being done.

Pep Guardiola really wanted to sign Jorginho on a transfer deal and he was really close to doing that but then, the Italia international decided to join the Blues and follow his former coach, Maurizio Sarri there.

The Spanish coach spoke about this failed transfer as he said, according to Sports Mole:

“We were close but in the end, Jorginho decided to stay with Sarri.”

“I’ve said before that I want players who want to come here. He didn’t want that. We tried, we believed it was done but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea.”

“It’s quite similar to Alexis Sanchez. Nothing to say but good luck at Chelsea. English football has an exceptional holding midfielder.”