Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado could be on the verge of leaving the West London side in favour of Juventus. Cuadrado had a poor start to his Chelsea career after joining midway through the 2015/16 season as he slipped down the pecking order. However, a relatively successful loan spell at Juventus and the arrival of new manager Antonio Conte had revived hopes of Juan Cuadrado perhaps forcing his way back into the Chelsea XI. However, Cuadrado has yet to play a minute of competitive football under Conte and now with Juventus reportedly interested Cuadrado seems to have played his last game for the club.
Rumours suggest that both clubs still have to reach an agreement with Chelsea reportedly favouring offloading the player while Juventus are seeking a deal similar to the loan structure of last year.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will wait to complete the signing of a fullback with Marcos Alonso rumoured to be joining Stamford Bridge in the near future. With Cuadrado’s ability to play wingback he may utilised as a stop-gap as a backup fullback if Chelsea are unable to sign one in the next two days.