Chelsea FC transfer news: Juan Cuadrado still being chased by Juventus

17 Aug

Juventus will make a late attempt to land former loan favourite Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal from Chelsea.


According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Serie A champions have not given up hope of signing the Colombian during this window and will be financially boosted by the expected sales of Simone Zaza and Roberto Pereyra.

Add that to the money banked for selling Paul Pogba to Manchester United for a world-record fee and Juve reckon they will have enough cash to persuade Chelsea to sell Cuadrado.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Turin and impressed during 28 league appearances for the club.

He looked set to leave Chelsea for good this summer with first-team chances limited, although with new manager Antonio Conte favouring a 3-5-2 formation, it has been suggested that he could still play a role out wide on the right.

But that will not stop Juventus from pursuing his permanent signing and they were encouraged when he played no part against West Ham in Chelsea’s season opener.

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