The agent of Juan Cuadrado is in London on Friday to negotiate another loan deal that will take the Chelsea star back to Juventus for another year.
Despite the fact that Antonio Conte has informed the Colombian international that he wants him to be a part of his team this season, it appears as though the winger has his heart set on an extended stint in Turin, according to the Evening Standard.
Negotiations between the two clubs have already taken place, as per the report, with a £3.5m loan fee being agreed plus an option for a permanent sale at the end of the season, but it doesn’t appear to be that straight forward.
“It’s not an easy question. I will fly to London to try and unblock it,” his agent Alessandro Lucci noted.
The 28-year-old joined Chelsea in a £26.1m deal from Fiorentina last year, as noted by the Standard, but just seven months after arriving at Stamford Bridge, he secured a return to Italy with the Bianconeri.
After playing a crucial role in their success last season, he evidently favours a return to working with Massimiliano Allegri and helping the Serie A giants to a sixth consecutive Scudetto while also challenging for the Champions League
Naturally, his loss will be a blow for Conte who may well have envisaged Cuadrado having a big role for him this year given his characteristics and how well he would have fitted into his system and plans.
However, it doesn’t look as though the former Juve and Italy boss will be able to call on him this season, as he continues to close in on a return to Juve to join the likes of Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves, Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain as a ‘new’ signing.