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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he is not selling flop Juan Cuadrado this summer and hopes the Colombian can deliver next season.
The 27-year-old joined the Blues in the January transfer window for £27million from Serie A side Fiorentina but found chances limited under Mourinho, in making just 12 appearances for the Premier League champions.
Italian giants Inter Milan were set to sign the winger on a season-long loan deal but the Blues boss has admitted that he would like him to stay at Stamford Bridge and is adamant that a successful Copa America with Colombia will help him mould into a Premier League star.
Speaking to DirecTV about the Colombia international, Mourinho said: “Cuadrado is not going anywhere this summer.
“People don’t know Cuadrado yet, I have seen him many times when we were both in Italy, me at Inter and him at Udinese.
“Because of that I have a lot of hopes for him next season. I hope in the Copa America he can regain his self-esteem, his ego and that he has that joy of playing.” he added.
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)