Jorginho had agreed terms for a move to Manchester City, prior to his transfer to Chelsea, according to his agent Joao Santos.
The Brazil midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge on a five-year-contract from Napoli in the summer, where he joined his former boss Maurizio Sarri.
"It was all done with Jorginho," Santos confirmed to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. "There was an agreement, but there was no agreement between the clubs. All parties have to agree, and one did not.
"Then Chelsea asked what the situation was after Sarri arrived and Jorginho went to London."
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola revealed last month that he thought the club had signed Jorginho in the summer.
"We were close but in the end Jorginho decided to stay with Sarri," Guardiola said in August.
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