- Match Analysis
Juan Cuadrado is still a target for Juventus, according to reports.
The winger played for the Serie A side on loan last season and impressed during his time at the club, so much so that they are eager to take him back to Turin on a permanent basis.
The Italians did make a bid to try and land the Colombia international earlier on in the summer and failed to land him but they haven’t given up hope that Chelsea will do business and let him make the move to the club.
Juve will have plenty of cash to splash on new players before the transfer window comes to a close, after the huge sale of Paul Pogba to Man United. In addition to that, there could be several more departures from the Serie A side before the end of August.
Therefore, they are willing to use some of that money to try and finally secure a deal for Cuadrado. The price for the 28-year old could be about £20m and it’s a price that Juve would be more than willing to stump up for his services, especially with this added influx of money.
However, new Blues boss Antonio Conte might not be too keen to let Cuadrado leave just yet, as the player could potentially feature in his plans over the next season at Stamford Bridge, despite not appearing in the club’s first game against West Ham.
Conte will want as many options as possible to help him launch a bid for the Premier League title this year and could require Cuadrado’s services.
However, if Juventus make a solid offer, Chelsea may find it hard to turn down.