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Chelsea outcast Juan Cuadrado could finally be set to leave the club on a permanent basis with Juventus eyeing him on the cheap.
The Colombian international arrived at Stamford Bridge from Serie A side Fiorentina, but after struggling to break into the first-team, he was sent out on loan to Juventus for the 2015/2016 season, where he has since flourished once again.
Cuadrado‘s impressive performances in Italy and in the World Cup initially caught the eyes of Chelsea, who agreed to pay over £20million for him, but he failed to settle in the Premier League and could now leave the club for jut £11.5m.
According to reports, the two clubs agreed an initial fee of around £15.4m, but Juve officials are still keen on lowering the price and they believe they can get the deal done for just £11.5m.
The proposed permanent transfer however could end up stalling further should managerial changes take place, with Massimiliano Allegri linked with taking over at Cuadrado’s parent club, Chelsea.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt