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Chelsea will have to lower their asking price for winger Juan Cuadrado if they want to sell this summer after three clubs refused to meet their £24.5million valuation.
The Colombian has failed to impress in West London since completing his January transfer from Serie A side Fiorentina, and according to reports, Jose Mourinho is already willing to sell him.
Cuadrado failed to notch up a single goal or assist during his six months at Stamford Bridge, and most of his time was spent on the bench due to serious competition for places.
The winger is behind Oscar, Willian and Eden Hazard in the pecking order, meaning his game-time is limited.
According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, three clubs are interested in signing Cuadrado despite his failed stint in the Premier League, but all three are refusing to meet Chelsea‘s £24.5m demands.
AS Roma, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are the three clubs interested, but have all informed The Blues that they will need to lower their asking price if they want a sale.
The Premier League champions paid around £22m for the 27-year-old earlier this year, but Mourinho is still adamant he can make a profit from the deal despite Cuadrado’s flop in England.
Despite the ongoing interest and the asking price being revealed, Cuadrado’s agent has admitted that his client wants to stay at Chelsea even if there is interest abroad.
“Cuadrado is a Chelsea player, strongly backed by Mourinho who believes in him,” Lucci said.
“Juan is fine in London and is very likely to remain at Chelsea.
“He has interest from other teams but I repeat, Juan is a Chelsea player.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt