Juventus to make move for Chelsea flop Cuadrado

The Bianconeri have already been in touch with the former Fiorentina star’s agent and are now planning talks with the Premier League champions, who are open to a loan move


GOAL By Romeo Agresti


Juventus are set to make a move for Juan Cuadrado after Chelsea made the winger available for loan, Goal understands.

The Colombia international only joined the Blues in January, with the English outfit agreeing to pay Fiorentina an initial £23.3 million (€32m) for the versatile forward.

However, after struggling to break into Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up upon his arrival in London, Cuadrado has now slipped further down the pecking order following the arrival of Pedro from Barcelona.

The Premier League champions had originally been reluctant to accept anything other than a straight cash deal for the 27-year-old but they have now agreed to let Cuadrado depart on loan.

Indeed, the South American’s agent, Alessandro Lucci, is now due to arrive in London over the weekend to try to secure his client a return to Italy with Juve.

The Scudetto holders are looking to sign another forward before the close of the transfer window on August 31, having been frustrated in their attempts to agree a fee with Schalke for Julian Draxler.

Bianconeri director general Giuseppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici have already been in touch with Lucci and are now looking to meet with Chelsea in order to thrash out a loan deal for the player, but with an option to buy.

Cuadrado has long been of interest to Juve having establishing himself as one of the most exciting attacking talents in Serie A during his three-year spell with Fiorentina.