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Juventus souring in Juan Cuadrado - report

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On loan at defending Italian champions Juventus, Chelsea attacking midfielder Juan Cuadrado was one of their few bright spots at the start of the season, when the Old Lady were struggling to find their form in the Serie A. But the winds turned fairly quickly in the right direction for Juve and they are well back in this year's title fight once again.

Unfortunately for Cuadrado, the same winds also dislodged him from his previous status as a key player for the side. The damage done has been big enough that Juventus apparently no longer consider him a transfer priority, at least according to Calcio Mercato.  Out of 21 appearances made for Juventus, Cuadrado has only started 12 matches, most of them coming in the first couple months of the season.  He's made just four starts since November.

When things were going well, the rumoured figures for what was always assumed to become a permanent move to Juventus were around €22 million.  Now, Calcio Mercato reports that Juve would be willing to pay at most €15 million for Cuadrado, maybe even less, and that's only if they still see him as being a useful part of their squad for next season.  At one point, it seemed everything had been agreed and the clubs were just waiting for January to make things official.  Now, it seems not unlikely that Chelsea will end up having to book a substantial loss on the 27-year-old winger if and when we do manage to move him.

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