But the fact remains that we're still at least one winger over what we need for the season ahead. Someone will have to leave. And if the latest rumblings are to be believed, that someone might just be Juan Cuadrado.
Chelsea has given an opening and Juventus is ready to push forward with Cuadrado. Seen the difficulties to land Draxler and Mkhitaryan, the bianconeri are making progress with bringing back Cuadrado to Serie A. Chelsea is open to a straight loan, so the deal is even more likely.
-source: Gianluca Di Marzio
This seems like the logical conclusion to the story we've been tracking for the last week, as Juve have struggled to finalize deals for either Draxler or Mkhitaryan. Cuadrado isn't exactly a like-for-like substitute for either of those two, but Juve do supposedly need some reinforcement in attack, and the winger has had plenty of success in the Serie A before.
Di Marzio goes on to claim that Cuadrado's agent, Alessandro Lucci will be in London today to start working out the nitty-gritty. With the transfer window closing next weekend, Lucci will probably have to work some overtime to get this deal done. The rumored loan fee for Cuadrado's services is €1.5m, and some versions include the famed "option-to-buy" proviso as well.