As Chelsea prepare for their ‘Live or Die’ clash with Liverpool on Tuesday night, the Blues have other battle on their hands, off the pitch, as they still in talks with Fiorentina over signing Juan Cuadrado, but as per latest report, the Londoners have yet to reach an agreement with the Colombian.
Cuadrado: no agreement between Chelsea and Fiorentina now. But #CFC is still in talks. Let’s see on next hours if will make a new bid.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 27, 2015
Chelsea have already seen a bid in the region of 20m rejected, and are told to pay the player’s release clause, which is around 26m.
The blues are looking to recoup some money through player sales. Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle could be the players to leave the club in January. Salah has been linked with several Italian clubs but as per latest reports his contract talks with Roma has stalled.
The situation is bit different with Schurrle. The German winger is struggling to get regular game time at the Bridge and would welcome a move back to Germany. Bundesliga outfit Wolfburg are seemingly interested in him but they are reluctant to pay his high fees in January, rather the German giants are interested in a loan move with a view to make the deal permanent.