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Juventus, Chelsea still negotiating over Juan Cuadrado — report

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According to various Italian sources, including Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are looking to extend their loan deal with Chelsea for Juan Cuadrado for another season. The Italian champions are looking to pay a €2 million loan fee upfront and include a "mandatory" buy-option of €22 million.

After his €30m move from Fiorentina in January of 2015, Cuadrado spent all of six wholly unimpressive months at Stamford Bridge before getting farmed out to Juventus in hopes of catching the eye of either Juve or some other Serie A team for a permanent transfer.  Cuadrado has done well enough in that regard, but Juventus have dragged their feet on actually buying Cuadrado since last fall, and this is seemingly just the latest ploy in getting him into their squad on the cheap.

While some reports have claimed that manager Antonio Conte wanted to bring back Cuadrado from Juve, it's always been more likely that the 28-year-old winger would continue with Juventus.  Chelsea are still supposedly looking for better terms on the deal, but Juve seem to have the upper hand in the negotiations.  A few million aside, maybe it's time to just get this thing settled for both teams' sakes.

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