Fabrizio Romano said on his Here We Go podcast that Chelsea had started discussions with Jorginho about extending his current deal.

The Italo-Brazilian still has two years left on his existing contract, but the west Londoners would like to retain the player’s services for even longer.

The Blues cannot be blamed for wanting to tie down the midfielder following his impressive performances over the past few months.

He played an important role in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph and proved even more vital during his country’s run to European Championship success.

The 29-year-old Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri became the tenth and 11th stars to claim double European glory in the same campaign.

Some people within the game have even thrust the former Napoli man’s name forward for a Ballon d’Or nomination.

Lorenzo Insigne, Maurizio Sarri, and most recently, Gianfranco Zola, were strong in their suggestions that Jorginho should win football’s top individual honour.

It looks only logical that the London giants want to prolong his stint, which Fabrizio claimed is the club’s current ambitions.

“Chelsea are working on Jorginho’s contract as one of the priorities this summer and the coming months,” said the Sky Sport Italia journalist.

“They want to Jorginho to stay. He has a contract until 2023 but they are already talking with him over a potential extension.

“It will take some time because Chelsea usually works with calm in these situations.”

Although penning him in for a new agreement is important, there are other stars who need to attend first.

Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and Cesar Azpilicueta all run out of contracts in 2022.

Meantime, forward Armando Broja did recently commit his future to Chelsea until 2026.

The 19-year-old ace was handed his senior team bow by former manager Frank Lampard in March 2020 versus Everton in what proved to be Chelsea’s final match before the Premier League campaign was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The youngster impressed on loan at Vitesse Arnhem last term and has now been rewarded with a fresh long-term deal by Chelsea.

Broja has been on the club’s books for a decade and will now be aiming to push for a place in the German coach’s first-team plans in the 2021-22 campaign.

The highly-rated attacker also made his international debut for Albania last year and has now made six appearances for his country’s national team.