Chelsea‘s Juan Cuadrado is close to sealing a swift return to Juventus, according to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Colombia international joined the Blues mid-way through their successful 2014/15 season, but despite having earned rave reviews for his performances in Italy with Fiorentina, he failed to make any sort of impact under Jose Mourinho.
Cuadrado was subsequently shipped back to Serie A on loan for the entirety of last term where he somewhat re-discovered his form, leading to suggestions that he was seen as a key player under Antonio Conte ahead of the new Stamford Bridge tactician’s official move to the London club.
However, La Gazzetta dello Sport (below) claim that he’s likely to head back to the Old Lady before the close of the transfer window, while carrying quotes from the Turin giants’ CEO, Beppe Marotta, heavily hinting at a deal:
“Cuadrado is a player welcomed for various reasons. With us, he behaved well, our experience with him was extremely positive. It’s a question that will be resolved in the next couple of days max. For now, he’s at Chelsea. If the club is open to it, well, we’ll start talking. A loan? I’d say yes, we’ll see.”
Cuadrado was talked up as a player who may feature heavily under Conte at Chelsea given that he can play as a wing-back or an advanced winger on the right flank.