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Juventus chief happy for Conte and Chelsea, but will stand firm on Cuadrado

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Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta calls it a "fact" that Antonio Conte will be taking over Chelsea in the summer.  It's not inconceivable that, as his former boss, Marotta would have some inside information.  Or, like the rest of us, he might just be taking it as a fact based on the all rumors and reports and understandings that all point to the current Italy boss moving to SW6 after Euro 2016.

Either way, he's happy for his former manager.

"The fact Antonio Conte is going to Chelsea just confirms that we made a good choice when we took him from Siena.  I am proud of this and for him."

That said, we shouldn't expect any favors from the Juve chief when it comes to transfers.  Or at least when it comes to the transfer of Juan Cuadrado, whose current good form has seemingly made Juventus reconsider their earlier hesitations to sign the Chelsea loanee on a permanent basis.

"But as for Cuadrado? I don't think Conte will influence our decision. We could keep him here."

-Guiseppe Marotta; source: FourFourTwo

Given how happy Cuadrado is in Turin and how useless he was for Chelsea, a move back to Serie A would behoove all parties involved.  And maybe, just maybe, we can negotiate some good will from the Italian champions as well as we try — oh please oh please oh please do try — to pry Paul Pogba from them.