It has been a frustrating last six months for Juan Cuadrado. From being the toast of the town at Fiorentina, the Colombian winger has gone on to become a peripheral and undesired misfit at Premier League champions Chelsea, since moving in a £26.5 million deal in January.
In 12 appearances for the Blues, the 27-year-old failed to find the net on a single occasion and created just 6 chances for his teammates. He has been already deemed an expensive failure in the Stamford Bridge corridors with the club looking to cut their losses by looking to offload him this summer.
Sport Mediaset has now claimed that Italian champions Juventus have decided to pursue the signature of the former Viola favorite and are reportedly flying their representatives into London in order to negotiate a deal with the Blues.
Despite his miserable displays for Chelsea in the Premier League , Juventus believe that the player can be a big success in the Serie A, as demonstrated by his impressive displays for Fiorentina in the first half of last season.
Tuttosport have also reported the same developments claiming that the Bianconeri will go all out for the signature of Cuadrado this summer. The Old Lady are looking for reinforcements after the departure of several key players like Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo, with Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba also expected to follow suit.
The Express has also reported that the Italian Champions want the player initially on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. Calciomercato have also chipped in with claims that the player has already agreed personal terms with Juventus over a move.
Cuadrado’s good displays for his nation at the Copa America last month have further fuelled Juventus’ belief that the Colombian is the perfect answer to their potential problems next season. All that remains is for Chelsea to sanction a deal with the Bianconeri.
With fellow Colombian Radamel Falcao already confirmed as a Chelsea player for next season, supporters over at the SW6 believe that Cuadrado may yet find his feet at the club. However, what remains to be seen is whether the Blues are prepared to offload the player within just six months of luring him to the club.