Deal expected to be completed
Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado is keen to remain at Serie A side Juventus once his loan period comes to an end at the end of the season.
The Colombian failed to make an impact in the six months he spent at the Bridge following a big money move from Fiorentina last January, and was shipped out on loan to Juventus at the beginning of this season.
There is currently no permanent option to sign Cuadrado, however Juve general manager Giuseppe Marotta believes a deal could be put in place to have a permanent signature before the end of this season.
Deal To Be Put In Place
“We have no agreement to [sign him on a permanent basis], it is just a loan [without option to purchase him],” he told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
“He’s expressed his happiness at being here with us, and his happiness to continue here in future.
“We’ll look at things with Chelsea at the appropriate time, but it’s very likely that there will be a good conclusion.”
The 27 year-old cost the Blues £23 million 10 months ago, however it’s not expected that they’ll recoup the money that they paid out. A fee in the region of £15 million is more realistic with Chelsea being prepared to make a loss on the winger come the end of the season.