The Italy international's agent Joao Santos confirmed that the player had agreed terms with the Premier League champions, but that City and Napoli failed to come to an agreement before Chelsea swooped in.
Chelsea missed out on a place in Europe's most prestigious club competition having finished fifth in the table last season, thus qualifying for the Europa League instead.
With this, perhaps it is fair to say that Jorginho has been enjoying life at Stamford Bridge and as he linked up with the Italian national team for the global break, the midfielder has recently reflected on the deal that saw him swap sun-kissed Naples for the bright lights of London.
Harry Maguire admits England players confused by UEFA Nations League
Even if it doesn't appear as a transcendental tournament, the winners of every group will face each other during the next summer. But if a country doesn't qualify in this traditional way, the Nations League will provide a second chance.
"The Premier League is really nice, it's wonderful. We tried, we believed it was done but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea".
Interestingly, it is Sarri who Alonso has likened Spain boss Luis Enrique to, after the full-back was recalled to the national team for his excellent start to the season.
He said: "I didn't see Hazard at Madrid".
Aussie Instagram influencer Sinead McNamara dies in Greece
Ms McNamara's family members say the popular Instagram influencer had been working on the Mayan Queen IV for about four months. Friends, family, and followers of Sinead have taken to Instagram to express their heartbreak and pay their condolences.
And Nevin has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from the summer signing in a Chelsea FC shirt so far this season.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain were both reportedly interested in signing Alonso this summer, but he insisted that he is settled in London and a transfer is not in his future plans. "I'm very happy there".
"I hope it's a lesson for us to fight this year and compete for the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League".
"The management of the club was rather favourable to give it to me".
Airstrikes hit last bastion of Syrian rebels as final showdown looms
The meeting will also discuss how to coordinate on continuing the political process and the counter-terrorism in Syria, he added. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have been killed and millions more displaced by the conflict.