Juan Cuadrado may soon be leaving the Premier League champions whom he only joined in February as bids keep coming in for the Colombian.
Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are believed to be keen on securing a deal to bring in the former Fiorentina attacker this summer.
Metro had claimed in June that Cuadrado is about to end his disastrous stint with Chelsea as the Blues have agreed to sell him. Then, Inter and Roma were the only clubs keen although they failed to make any bid.
Renowned Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio also revealed that the player’s agents and Mourinho have met for talks and that Cuadrado will be leaving Stamford Bridge.
Juventus are now thought to be the leading candidate for the 27-year old’s signature, with the Italian champions monitoring his situation with the Blues, as per talkSPORT.
The same source says the Old Lady are searching for an attacking midfielder after the exits of Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo this summer. They however see Cuadrado as an ideal fit for their squad.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports reports the Colombian winger’s agent, Alessandro Lucci has moved to quash speculation regarding his client move away from Stamford Bridge.
Although he has many admirers, Lucci said Cuadrado is a Chelsea player and will not be leaving the club.
“Much to my amazement, I read in some English and Italian newspapers about imaginary figures and agents associated with Cuadrado, so I think it is right to clarify the situation”, Sky Sports reports Lucci as saying to Tuttomercatoweb.
“Cuadrado is a Chelsea player who (Jose) Mourinho strongly wanted just over five months ago and the coach truly believes in him.
“He has many admirers and I reiterate that Juan is a Chelsea player”, the agent added.
If Cuadrado does stay at Chelsea as his agent asserts, the ex-Udinese man would have to fight for a starting berth with Willian.
If Chelsea’s other targets – Pedro and Griezmann – join however, the player would likely switch clubs.
The South American made 12 Premier League appearances for the Blues last term and has yet to register a goal since moving to England in February.