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Chelsea and Juventus are still in negotiations regarding the long-term future of Colombian international Juan Cuadrado.
The winger is currently on loan at Juve after agreeing to leave Chelsea on a temporary basis for the 2015/2016 campaign, but the two clubs are already willing to make it a permanent deal.
Cuadrado has impressed for The Old Lady and is enjoying life back in Italy, where he initially made his name for Fiorentina before moving to Stamford Bridge in January for £26.8million.
Negotiations are already underway between the two domestic champions, and the mood around the Juve camp is that the deal will be agreed to in January when the transfer window reopens.
The only current stumbling block is the transfer fee, with the Premier League side holding out for around £18m.
However, Juve are not prepared to part-ways with that much as they believed he’s declined since arriving at Chelsea.
It’s not yet understood what offer Juve are preparing to make, but officials at Chelsea are accepting that they will have to take a substantial loss on the deal.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt