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Transfer: Xavi’s stance on Barcelona signing Chelsea’s Jorginho revealed

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández’s stance on signing Chelsea’s Jorginho has been revealed.

According to El Nacional, Xavi does not want the Italian midfielder at Camp Nou.

Jorginho has been earmarked as a potential replacement for veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets, who is expected to leave Barcelona at the end of the season.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta and director of football Mateu Alemany have been working on finding a perfect candidate to take the role of the club’s midfield pivot from Busquets.

They preferably want to secure a cheap deal amid their current financial woes, and Jorginho fits the bill.

However, Xavi is eager for Barcelona to sign Real Sociedad midfielder Martín Zubimendi, 23, as Busquets’ replacement instead of Jorginho.

Jorginho’s current contract with Chelsea expires next summer, and he will be available as a free agent.

The 30-year-old has reportedly decided not to sign a new deal with Chelsea, paving the way for Barcelona to swoop in.

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