Chelsea winger wanted by top Spanish & Italian clubs, but Conte might want to keep him

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Atletico Madrid are ready to throw their hat in the ring to sign on-loan Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, Sky Sports cites as reporting.

According to Sky Sports, the Italian publication reckons that Atletico are interested in signing the Colombian winger for next season ahead of Juventus.

Cuadrado is currently on a season-long loan in Turin from Stamford Bridge, and the Old Lady might want to make that deal permanent come the summer window.

The 27-year-old has played 24 times, scoring three goals, in Juve’s pursuit of a fifth successive Serie A title, and made eight Champions League appearances.

These are hardly red-hot figures, but represent an improvement on no goals in 12 games for Chelsea upon his big-money transfer from Fiorentina in January 2015.

Although Atletico and Diego Simeone may be an attractive proposition to Cuadrado or any player, it seems as though he has found a comfort zone in Italy.

The South American has spent most of his career playing in Serie A, and another failed experiment in a different league could ruin his reputation beyond repair.

There may yet be a future for Cuadrado at Chelsea. Incoming manager Antonio Conte will know the player well, having come up against him while Juve boss.

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