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Juventus director claims Chelsea forward will join on Monday

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Juan Cuadrado's future at Chelsea has been in doubt all summer, and following Pedro Rodriguez's arrival last Thursday, it became more a matter of 'when', as opposed to 'if', the Colombian attacker would take his talents elsewhere. If Juventus president Guiseppe Marotta is to be believed, that 'when' will be on Monday:

"We took the opportunity, it is all done and we hope it to be official tomorrow. It will be a loan for the season."

"It was discussed and agreed with [manager] Massimo Allegri. We work on the market in complete harmony with him."

"We have had difficult negotiations with Schalke for Draxler. We will see the opportunity but, at the moment, there is veto from Schalke. It's a difficult task, but we'll see by the end of the market."

Several other reports out of Italy are confirming that a deal is done, though they have conflicting information as to whether or not Cuadrado's loan includes an option to buy or not. It wouldn't surprise me at all to hear that the Blues have included that sort of option, though given the recent deals of the sort Chelsea have done in the recent past, that figure is likely to be similar to what they paid for the player in January.

Regardless, I'll find it somewhat humorous to see both Cuadrado and Mohamed Salah playing for some of Fiorentina's closest rivals next season, which will be far more enjoyable following all of their very public complaining.

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