Mourinho: ‘Cuadrado is NOT leaving’

Colombian had been linked with move away already

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.

Mourinho Rules Out Sale

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)

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