Chelsea have announced the midfielder Jorginho as their first signing of this summer after the arrival of manager Maurizio Sarri on Saturday.

The Italy International, 26, has signed a five-year contract to join his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

“I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea,” Jorginho said.

“It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy. I am excited to play in such an intense league for a team that gives everything to play and win.”

Jorginho was a key target for Manchester City all summer but Chelsea managed to steal a march on them.

Brazil-born Jorginho had been at Napoli since 2014 and scored four goals in 36 appearances for the side last season as they finished second in Serie A.

He scored a penalty in Napoli’s 4-2 Champions League defeat by Manchester City in November and also played for Italy in a 1-1 draw with England in March.

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