Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed they have agreed a deal with Chelsea in bringing Juan Cuadrado to Turin on a season-long loan deal.
The versatile Colombian international moved to Stamford Bridge in January fromACF Fiorentina. However, since making a switch to England the 27-year-old has struggled to find a place in the starting XI.
According to reports from Gianluca di Marzio, the Champions League finalists are ready to make a €1.5m offer for a season-long loan deal. Schalke star Julian Draxler or Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan were the first two choices for Juventus.
However, the Italian side were unsuccessful in sealing a deal for either the German international or Bundesliga winger. This has forced Juventus to make an approach for Cuadrado before the end of the transfer window.
“We took the opportunity, it is all done and we hope it to be official tomorrow. It will be a loan for the season,” Marotta explained.
“It was discussed and agreed with [manager] Massimo Allegri. We work on the market in complete harmony with him.
“We have had difficult negotiations with Schalke for Draxler. We will see the opportunity but, at the moment, there is veto from Schalke. It’s a difficult task, but we’ll see by the end of the market.”
The arrival of Pedro has seen the South American attacker dropped further down the pecking order. Jose Mourinho has allowed Cuadrado join Juventus on a season-long loan and it is unlikely he will be able to break into the Blues’ first team on his return.