Juan Cuadrado’s pending departure to Juventus is a big talking point in Italy. The Colombian international has made it quite clear that he wants to return to Juventus, but Chelsea haven’t yet agreed to the Serie A club’s offer.
Over the last couple of days, the Italian media don’t seem to have any real update on this story. Yesterday, Gazzetta reported Chelsea want to sign a replacement before sanctioning a loan deal.
On Thursday, Gazzetta say Cuadrado is ‘one step’ away from his return to Turin, and that the ‘final nodes are going to melt’, which probably means some final details are to be sorted out.
It is being reported Juventus and Chelsea officials met again yesterday. The Serie A club want to sign the player on loan, whilst Conte wants to ‘monetise’.
That’s a bit confusing considering Gazzetta just claimed the player is ‘one step’ away from Turin, and Chelsea’s demand of a permanent deal could make things more complicated.
Conte still want to sign a replacement before allowing Cuadrado to leave, and it remains to be seen if Chelsea can sign their targets in the last few days of the transfer window.