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Juventus director: Juan Cuadrado wants to stay in Italy

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Two out-of-favour Chelsea attacking midfielders made a trip to Italy this season, joining top clubs AS Roma and Juventus on loan deals in hopes to renew their confidence and perhaps strike a permanent move in the process. One of them, Mohamed Salah, has already done so, impressing Roma with his early season form and prompting the Gialorossi to acquire him in the definitive. Meanwhile, Juan Cuadrado has also shone in his performances for Juventus and according to club director Giuseppe Marotta, the Colombian player wants to stay in Italy.

"[Juventus] have no clause to purchase [Cuadrado in the contract], it's a loan for free.

"[...] He expressed his pleasure to be with us and to continue in the future; we will see at the appropriate time with Chelsea [and] it is very likely a good conclusion [will come out]."

-Giuseppe Marotta; source: Gazzetta dello Sport

As we learned earlier this week, Gazzetta dello Sport were already claiming that Cuadrado's permanent transfer would be done for €22 million -- approximately £15.6 million at current exchange rates -- even though Chelsea wanted slight more.  The funds from Cuadrado's sale, as well as Salah's, could be used to finance a move for a new player in January.

Cuadrado's move to Chelsea was nothing but a failure for all parties involved. Gladly it looks that everything will work out in the end, with the Blues managing to recoup part of their financial commitment and Cuadrado finding the stability (if not quite the success yet) that he probably was looking for.

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