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Chelsea are ready to open talks with Juventus over the possible permanent transfer of Juan Cuadrado away from Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old winger has been on load in Italy since failing to secure a first team place at Chelsea after his £26million move from Fiorentina in January last year.
In his six months at the club, he made just 4 starts.
However, his Chelsea nightmare was ended in August as he moved to Turin, and it was thought that he would be securing a permanent deal to Juve during this current window, but those talks have now taken a setback, with Juve looking for a reduced price of the previously agreed £15.8million.
Cuadrado himself admits the decision to return to Italy was the right move.
“The idea of coming back to Italy attracted me a lot. I know the football here, I know the language and the people, and the truth is it feels like my second home,” he told UEFA.com.
“So when I had to decide about whether to take this chance or not, I talked to my agent every day about my return and now I am very happy to be here at Juventus.”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10