Juventus have revealed that they want to sign Chelsea star Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal with his current loan spell set to end in the summer.
The reigning Premier League champions signed the Colombian international in a £26m move from Fiorentina last February, but he struggled to replicate the form that he had shown in Serie A.
In turn, the Blues opted to send him back to Italy in a loan deal to Juve, where he has played 16 league games this season and seemingly started to rediscover his confidence and form.
Having struggled to settle in London and been unable to adjust to the Premier League, it remains to be seen whether or not Cuadrado is given another opportunity at Stamford Bridge.
In contrast, Juve sporting director Beppe Marotta has made it clear how the Turin giants see the situation, as they would ultimately like to extend the winger’s stay beyond the end of this season.
“He is on loan but for the squad and his tactical flexibility we really need him,” said Marotta, as reported by Sky Sports. “He plays in a different way compared to all our other midfielders.
“Cuadrado could help us a lot and we are happy about his performances. We will try to hold on to him for the next campaign.”
With Chelsea set to rebuild and appoint a new long-term coach at the end of the season, it will arguably be up to the new man in charge to decide whether or not Cuadrado returns for another go at being successful in the Premier League.