Almost Done: Chelsea close to agree £21m deal for No.7 star

By | April 12, 2017

According to the Express, Juan Cuadrado is close to securing a permanent move away from Chelsea, with Juventus preparing summer deal for the Colombia international.

Chelsea wide-man is currently on a three-year loan deal until 2019 at Serie A giants, having failed to settle at the west London club.

The 28-year-old winger has joined Chelsea back in 2015 from Fiorentina for around £23m transfer fee.

However, a short spell without shining at the Stamford Bridge saw him shifted on quickly back to Serie A in January 2016. Cuadrado has been on loan at Juventus since and it appears his links to Chelsea could be cut soon.

And now, the reports from Italian publication Calciomercato suggest that Massimiliano Allegri’s side are close to buying Cuadrado for a fee of £21m. The Serie A giants are apparently increasingly sure they want Cuadrado full-time.

And only a few extra details are left to be agreed between the two clubs.

Chelsea are lining up conditions for a buy-back option which are almost confirmed, while around £3.5m in bonuses are still being negotiated.

The Old Lady would need to offer the Colombia international a new contract deal, with the 28-year-old currently earning just over £2.5m-per-year.