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Chelsea's Jorginho says that he was "open" to joining Arsenal

Chelsea's Jorginho says that he was
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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says that he was "open to negotiations" with Arsenal during the summer transfer window.

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has revealed that he was "open to negotiations" with Arsenal amid rumoured interest from the Gunners during the summer transfer window.

The Italy international was strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge over the summer, and Arsenal were said to be considering him as an alternative to Lyon's Houssem Aouar.

Mikel Arteta's side ultimately activated Thomas Partey's release clause to sign the Ghana international from Atletico Madrid, but Jorginho has said that he would have been willing to hold discussions with the capital club.

"I believe that every player is open to negotiations," Jorginho told ESPN Brazil.

"So I believe there was something they talked about. And in the end it was decided that I remain here. Now my head is here and we're going to do a great job with Chelsea, which I always wanted to do."

The 28-year-old, who was also linked with Juventus over the summer, has contributed three goals and one assist in six appearances for Frank Lampard's side this season.

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