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Juventus, Chelsea finally agree Cuadrado deal -- report

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After negotiations that seem to stretch on forwever, Goal UK's Chelsea correspondent, Nizaar Kinsella reports that Chelsea and Juventus have finally reached an agreement over Juan Cuadrado, who will now be heading back to Turin, as expected.

According to the report, Chelsea will receive a £3m loan fee and Juventus have an obligation to buy for a sum of £20m, contingent on Cuadrado reaching a certain number of appearances this coming season. (ed. note: no room for shenanigans there, no sirree bob!)

Juan Cuadrado's future at Chelsea has been very much up in the air this summer despite Antonio Conte claiming multiple times that he'd like to keep the Colombian winger around this season.  Cuadrado saw some minutes in pre-season but has been absent from the squad for a while; some reports have claimed that the player himself preferred to move back to Italy, while other rumors claimed Conte was blocking it for whatever reason.

It the end, it would appear that a reasonably good agreement has been hammered out -- provided that Juventus actually go through with the purchase next summer.  This move, just as it has all summer, seems best for all involved parties and should hopefully go through as reported.