EPL: Real reason Jorginho joined Chelsea instead of Man City revealed

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City boss, Pep Guardiola, was keen on Jorginho after he impressed for the Serie A club last season.

Chelsea instead kickoff their Europa League campaign later this month in a group featuring PAOK Salonika, BATE Borisov and Vidi, and Alonso said that watching the Champions League draw on Friday brought the pain of exile from Europe's elite home to him. "In training, you see that the level at Real Madrid is high".

The Brazil-born Italy global has hit the ground running at the west London club, scoring one goal in four Premier League starts for Sarri's men so far. "We tried, we believed it was done but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea".

"He's really enjoying it at Chelsea, the team is on a roll and has won four matches out of four".

Frenkie de Jong, Ruben Neves and Tanguy Ndombele are just three midfield names now being linked with a move to City, and only time will tell if Pep decides to move for a reinforcement in January or wait until next summer.

Courtois during his Chelsea days. Image PA
Courtois during his Chelsea days. Image PA

Upon arriving at his new club, he made a point of kissing the Real badge, and a few days later tried to tempt long-term Real target and Belgium teammate Eden Hazard to join him in Madrid, saying such a move would be "fantastic".

The 26-year-old, who once played for Real's city rivals Atletico Madrid, made 154 appearances for the Blues during his time at the London club, keeping 58 clean sheets along the way.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain were both reportedly interested in signing Alonso this summer, but he insisted that he is settled in London and a transfer is not in his future plans.

The Spain global added: "I never saw myself away from Chelsea this summer". I'm very happy. With Luis Enrique I see similar things. Unless the club had wanted to sell me, my wish was and has always been to stay. Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival has been even more beneficial, and I hope I can go back one day.

"I do not know yet, we will do the accounts in April-May, but I do not exclude any possibility".

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