Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, says it would have been a “mistake” for Jorginho to sign for the Premier League champions if he wanted to join Chelsea.
Jorginho was tipped to make the move to City, but eventually opted to reunite with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
It left The Etihad club angry with Napoli, with the Manchester club feeling Jorginho was pushed to join the Stamford Bridge outfit.
However, Guardiola wished Jorginho well in England after missing out on his top midfield target.
“No, I’m not disappointed,” Guardiola told reporters ahead of City’s International Champions Cup clash with Borussia Dortmund on Friday.
“We tried, but at the end all my advice for the players is that they have to go where they want to go.
“For the guy, it would have been a mistake for him and for us if he had decided to come here when he wanted to go with Maurizio and Chelsea.
“So it is important that English football has received an exceptional player and at the end if they want to come, it’s better they come.
“If he decides to go to Chelsea for the reasons he has explained or will explain, then all the best for him.”