Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport seems to be ahead of everyone as regards Juan Cuadrado’s story. On Tuesday, they state [per Sport Witness] Chelsea and Juventus have an “outline” agreement for the €22m transfer of Juan Cuadrado.
Gazetta labelled Cuadrado’s current deal at Turin a “dry” loan, meaning there are no options inserted in the deal so without any further agreement, the Colombian ace is expected to return to Chelsea at the end of the season when his loan contract expires.
But various Italian outlets, including Gazzetta dello Sport, have been explaining for weeks how Juventus are eager to turn the loan agreement into a permanent deal, and how Chelsea are keen to get the last penny they can from the transfer.
Having said that, Gazzetta conclude that the west London club have a verbal agreement with the Bianconeris to let Cuadrado remain at Turin permanently for a €22m transfer fee.
It is also explained that Cuadrado is fast becoming an integral member of Massimilliano Allegri’s side and that no matter the system Juventus play in a game, almost all attacks seems to be going through the former Fiorentina man.
What is surprising, however, is why the Italian media rates Cuadrado highly, but continue to talk his price down.
Juventus will definitely be lucky to get a deal done at €22m and Cuadrado’s nightmare at Chelsea will finally be put to an end.