Chelsea misfit, Juan Cuadrado might be going back to the Serie A after spending just six months in England, with Juventus looking to sign him.
Juventus believe that of all their biggest targets, Cuadrado seems to be the one closest to signing for them right now, and they are confident that an agreement would be reached soon.
Cuadrado arrived at Chelsea after making waves in Italy with Fiorentina. He has, however, not had an immediate impact on the Premier League as Blues boss Jose Mourinho was convinced enough to throw Cuadrado into his starting line-ups on the club’s way to winning the title last term.
Furthermore, the Colombian winger stuttered in the matches he played in, of which most of them he featured as a substitute from the bench. This may have been due to the nature of the English Premier League, as some players usually find it hard to adapt at first. Playing in the EPL requires that a player is mentally ready, strong and very fast.
However, Italian champions, Juventus want to pay between €23-€24 million with a further €4million in bonuses for the player. Chelsea bought Cuadrado for €30 million and would want €34 million if they would sell the 27-year old (Sport Witness).
Italian publication, Tuttosport has however said that talks are still ongoing between the two clubs and a deal may be agreed on Friday.
As per Metro, the Bianconeris have sent representatives to London to finalise the deal to bring in the ex-Udinese player who still has huge reputation in Italy.
With Chelsea showing interest in Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann, Cuadrado might truly be preparing to exit Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have confirmed only two major signings this summer, with Radamel Falcao arriving on loan from Monaco to replace Didier Drogba, and Asmir Begovic who joined from Stoke City as a back-up to Thibaut Courtois.