Tuesday 21 November 2017

Juventus want to sign Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado
Juan Cuadrado

Juventus are keen on signing Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The Champions League runners-up are looking to strengthen their squad after an unsettled summer, which has seen them lose Carlos Tevez to Boca Juniors, while Paul Pogba is also likely to quit.

Cuadrado has now emerged as a possible target for Juve, who won the Italian double last season, with the Colombian having failed to make an impression during his spell at Stamford Bridge.

The 27-year-old has made just 12 appearances for the Premier League champions since arriving in January for £23.3million, with Jose Mourinho preferring to keep faith with Willian in midfield.

Mourinho had been expected to make a fresh judgment on Cuadrado's suitability for the Premier League this summer, with the Chelsea manager sympathetic to a foreign player needing time to settle in a new country and adjust to a different style of football.

Alessandro Lucci, Cuadrado's agent, was also recently quoted as saying his client had no interest in leaving Stamford Bridge. "Juan is fine at Chelsea for now, we'll see about later," he said. "He's happy, and the club is happy with him, so for now we're comfortable."

But a firm offer from Juventus which ensures Chelsea do not lose money on the deal could change that stance.

According to reports in the Italian media, Juve - whose coach Max Allegri recently confirmed that a winger would be one of his top priorities this summer - could offer to take Cuadrado on loan with a view to buying him next summer.

Cuadrado is currently on holiday after helping Colombia reach the Copa America quarter-finals, where they lost on penalties to Argentina.

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