After failing to live up to expectations in his first year at Chelsea, Colombian star, Juan Cuadrado, may be close to the exit door. Reports state that despite the fact that Blues’ coach Jose Mourinho wants to keep faith in Cuadrado till next season, he may be induced into changing his mind; as bids from interested clubs from all corners of Europe have poured into London within the past few weeks.
The 27 year-old winger, known for his pace and agility, managed only one assist in about a dozen appearances for the blues last term, but has been tipped to explode in the 2015/2016 season. However, the patience to wait for Cuadrado to settle seems missing among many Chelsea faithfuls, as fans and foes alike have clamoured for his sale in recent times.
Italian sides, Inter Milan, Juventus are amongst those reportedly keen to acquire his services; as well as a host of other top European clubs. Reports state that Juventus, in particular, have recently sent a delegation to london to begin talks with the Blues’ representatives: as they seek to replace departed club legend, Andrea Pirlo.
A transfer may thus be on the horizon: however, before a deal would be struck, they would have to meet Chelsea’s £24.4 million asking price.