Jorginho had agreed to join Manchester City before Chelsea move, says agent

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"I would have preferred to have lost in the quarter-finals to Brazil, at least that was a team that wanted to play football".

But as Napoli and City could not come to an agreement on the price, Chelsea swooped in to land him and immediately reunite him with head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Despite initially getting overwhelmed by Pep Guardiola's suave artistes in the Community Shield, Jorginho quickly turned conductor in the Blues's orchestra and quickly underlined his importance for Sarri's system.

"When you see the [Champions League] draw on TV, the groups and your team is not there, I felt like smashing the TV set", the Spain worldwide told Onda Cero.

And he has thrived in this position in the last two seasons - 34 appearances in the 2016/17 season when Chelsea won the Premier League and 28 appearances last term when the London club clinched the FA Cup.

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"The Premier League is really nice, it's wonderful", Jorginho said.

Following the arrival of Sarri and return to a four-man defence, Alonso was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge over the summer - with Real Madrid and PSG both reportedly interested - but he was keen to dismiss that rumour. "We tried, we believed it was done but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea".

Interestingly, it is Sarri who Alonso has likened Spain boss Luis Enrique to, after the full-back was recalled to the national team for his excellent start to the season.

And Nevin has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from the summer signing in a Chelsea FC shirt so far this season.

The 26-year-old has looked the part during his involvement with his new club so far and revealed that he was very excited when he saw the facilities on offer at Chelsea's training complex in Cobham. I'm very happy. With Luis Enrique I see similar things. "Everybody knows this, of course, but I am enjoying it a lot", he said. The level at Real Madrid is higher than at Chelsea'.

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