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Juventus still considering move for Chelsea midfielder

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Having finally given up all hope of possibly acquiring Oscar, now or ever, from Chelsea a few weeks ago, Juventus are apparently still keeping tabs on Juan Cuadrado as an option to reinforce their midfield.  At least that's what Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming today, presumably because they haven't seen Cuadrado's brand of reinforcement in recent times.  Then again, there's something in the water in Italy that must make the likes of Salah (who scored just a few minutes into his Roma preseason debut) and Cuadrado become superhuman goal-machines.

In fairness, Johnny Squared is at the bottom of Gazzetta's list of Juve targets, though is also labeled as the "easiest get" when compared with Julian Draxler, Mario Götze, Fredy Guarin, and Axel Witsel.  That again seems to be ignoring facts such as Mourinho repeatedly claiming that we're done with the transfer market and we're not looking to sell any of our players.  Cuadrado also changed his number to #11 this summer, indicating that he's willing to stick it out and fight for his place.

It's not going to be easy — he's at best fifth-choice as far as attacking midfielders go at the moment — but after a disastrous first six months in a Chelsea shirt, the only way is up for the 27-year-old.

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