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Chelsea have agreement to secure £16m summer deal for South American wide-man

Chelsea have reached a ‘secret agreement’ with Juventus over the permanent sale of Juan Cuadrado to the Serie A title holders according to Gazzetta dello Sport via the Daily Express.

The 27-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in January and proved very ineffective when called upon, and this led to Jose Mourinho opting to loan the Colombian to Juventus.

Mourinho moved to fill any void by signing Pedro from Barcelona and Cuadrado failed to make Massimiliano Allegri’s starting eleven for any of Juventus’ opening three Serie A fixtures of the season, before starting against Genoa on Saturday, a game in which he struggled to have much of an impact.

Gazzetta dello Sport, via the Daily Express, claim that Chelsea and Juventus has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ that would see the Italian side fork out £16m for Cuadrado, should they decide to make his transfer to Turin a permanent one.

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Cuadrado’s career has stagnated considerably since he impressed at Fiorentina, netting 15 goals in the 2013/14 campaign, before putting in a series of good displays at the 2014 World Cup finals which led to his eventual move to West London.

The South American will be hoping that he can do enough at Juventus this season to establish himself as one of the most exciting widemen in European football once more.

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