Juan Cuadrado’s possible departure from Chelsea to Juventus is slowly turning into a saga.
It was reported Juventus have offered a loan fee of €3m-€4m for Cuadrado, but there would be no option to buy the player. Reports in the Italian media also claimed Cuadrado’s move to Juventus could be completed in the next couple of days.
Just when we thought Cuadrado could indeed be leaving for another loan spell at Juventus, it now appears there has been another twist.
According to Italian website Calciomercato, Juventus have got a reply from Chelsea saying “For now it is no, thanks” for Cuadrado.
Calciomercato say Cuadrado is not going to sign on a loan without an option to buy, but things could change.
Cuadrado’s agent, Alexander Lucci is still working on the transfer. Lucci is expected to meet Chelsea officials at the headquarters of the club, and could force the Blues to let the Colombian leave permanently.
Lucci had revealed himself he was set to fly to London for Chelsea talks, so the claims are no surprise.
Juventus want to know by Thursday if a deal can be done, and now hope to sign him permanently. The player is keen on signing for the Serie A champions, and it remains to be seen if he can force a move.