Chelsea have agreed a deal for Fiorentina & Columbia winger Juan Cuadrado. It is rumoured that the wing wizard could play as early as this Saturday in the titanic clash vs Manchester City.
Contracts are being drafted between both Chelsea and the club from
Florence for the Columbian with a package of £26.34m (€33m) already
agreed – meeting the star’s release clause. In return, Fiorentina are
very interested in loaning Chelsea flop Mohamed Salah for 18 months.
Cuadrado is seen as a direct replacement for the out-going German forward Andre Schurrle who looks set for a move to Wolfsburg. Earlier,
The Fiorentina winger has been The Blues top transfer target in
January, despite Jose Mourinho claiming he wouldn’t fit into Chelsea’s
But according to Tuttomercatoweb, the Colombian star has agreed personal terms, although a transfer fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.
According to reports, Chelsea have previously been unwilling to pay
Cuadrado’s £26.8million release clause but Mohamed Salah could move to
Italy as part of the deal.
fee for the World Cup winner, which is expected to be more than £20m,
would cover what Chelsea are spending on Cuadrado, who has scored 20
goals in 85 games since arriving in Florence from Udinese.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to have Cuadrado in his side for
the top-of-the table Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. As
Chelsea will be without top-scorer Diego Costa, the inclusion of Juan
Cuadrado should give them a boost heading into this clash.