Chelsea flop targeted by Atletico Madrid for summer transfer swoop

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Atletico Madrid have contacted Chelsea over the availability of Juan Cuadrado with the winger’s future already facing uncertainty just seven months after arriving at Stamford Bridge.

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According to AS, Atleti are interested in signing the Colombia international this summer – who is currently on international duty at the Copa America – and have made contract with the Blues.

The Spanish newspaper suggest that as a result of negotiations between the two clubs over the possibility of Diego Simeone re-signing Filipe Luis in the coming months, the Argentine manager decided to ask Jose Mourinho whether Cuadrado is also up for grabs in the market.

The Premier League champions signed the 27-year-old in a £23.3m deal from Serie A side Fiorentina in January, and with Andre Schurrle leaving for Vfl Wolfsburg in the same winter window, it had been anticipated that Cuadrado could fill the gap left by the Germany international.

However, his career so far hasn’t quite gone to plan.

Cuadrado was significantly underused during Chelsea’s title-winning campaign. He made just four starts and eight substitute appearances in his debut campaign in England’s top flight, and may already be assessing his future in London – with no shortage of offers, reports suggest.

Atletico Madrid may face competition to land the forward’s signature from Juventus and Inter Milan, AS claim, as the Italian duo are keen on bringing the former Stadio Artemio Franchi star back to Serie A.

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