Despite Conte's attempts to block Juan Cuadrado's move to Juventus, reports in Italy claim that he is very close to securing the same. Juventus will sign the player on loan with an obligation to purchase at the end of his loan term.
Chelsea are reportedly willing to let Juan Cuadrado leave for Juventus on a permanent basis, while the Biaconeri have made a last ditch effort to bring midfielder Axel Witsel to Turin before the transfer window shuts.
Reports in Italy suggest that Stephan Lichtsteiner has issued a transfer request to Juventus. Chelsea could use the Bianconeri's interest in winger Juan Cuadrado to secure a deal for the experienced Switzerland international.
Latest reports suggest that Chelsea coach Antonio Conte who is apparently an ardent admirer of the Colombian winger has blocked his move to Juventus from Chelsea. The former Fiorentina wing back spent a year on loan at Juventus following an unsuccessful six months at Stamford Bridge.
Ricardo Rodriguez, who was courted by Arsenal before being rebuffed by the asking price, is reportedly Chelsea's number one priority for the left back position. With Baba Rahman's loan deal to Schalke, Chelsea are currently understaffed in the full back department.
AC Milan are closing on securing the signature of Boca Juniors midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, and will likely miss out on Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado.
Chelsea ended their United States pre-season tour on a positive note as goals from Bertrand Traore and Oscar gave the Blues a 3-1 win over AC Milan at the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Despite a heartbreaking 4-2 loss against the Bavarians, Juventus scored arguably the best goal of the game when their attacking duo of Alvaro Morata and Juan Cuadrado combined to create some magical football.
Colombia scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Copa America here Sunday after grinding out a 0-0 draw with Peru as Chelsea FC potential signing Falcao continues to fire blank at the Copa America. A tense Group C stalemate in Temuco means Peru and Colombia finished the first phase with four points each, level on goal difference. However Peru are guaranteed of finishing ahead of the Colombians because of their superior number of goals scored in the tournament. The result means that Colombia’s chances of reaching the knockout rounds hinged on the outcome of Brazil’s match against Venezuela later Sunday that later did turn out in their favor. A 0-0 draw in the Brazil-Venezuela game would left the Venezuelans with an identical tally of points, goal difference and goals scored to the Colombians, but they would have advanced because of their head-to-head results. If the Colombians are eliminated they will only have themselves to blame after a lacklustre attacking performance against Peru. […]
In Cuadrado, whom Chelsea is likely to sign in the next 48 hours, the Blues have a truly attacking threat on the right - who is not someone to be trifled with.