Verona will be powerless to stop reported Arsenal and Liverpool target Jorginho leaving should a bigger club come in for his services in January, according to manager Andrea Mandorlini.
Scouts from the Premier League duo were reportedly in attendance as the Brazilian born midfielder scored twice from the penalty spot to help his side record a 3-2 win over Parma on Sunday.
The 21-year-old played an instrumental role in helping his club achieve promotion to Italy's top flight last season and has quickly garnered the attention of the Premier League duo, with Chelsea also reportedly tracking the youngsters' progress.
As speculation suggesting Jorginho could be the subject of a January bid mounts, Mandorlili admits the club face a very difficult task in retaining the services of the inventive midfielder.
"I know, only too well, that it will be hard to keep the likes of Jorginho," the Verona boss said, speaking to Radio Anch'io Lo.
"But behind them we are already allowing others to grow and mature. We are making use of those youngsters who are given little space but who will have an important future for this club."
Jorginho, who has represented the Azzurri at Under-21 level after moving to Italy at a young age, added his fourth and fifth goals of the season at the weekend, but his manager was still left underwhelmed by his performance.
"I think he played his worst game of the season," Mandorlili told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I changed this position more than once because he was struggling.
"In the end I decided to not replace him and perhaps that was the right decision."
Both Brendan Rodgers and Arsene Wenger have indicated they are looking to strengthen their squads when the transfer window reopens in just over two months.
The Gunners' have been in imperious form following their season opening defeat to Aston Villa and although Arsene Wenger has indicated the club will not be entering the market for the sake of it, insists the club will have their eye on developments around them.
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