Juventus could opt against making Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado’s move permanent after the end of the season, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.

The Colombia international was shipped off to Juventus by Chelsea last summer on a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy, after the winger failed to make his mark at Stamford Bridge following his big-money move from Fiorentina in January 2015.

After a good start to the season, Cuadrado’s impact at Juventus has relatively subsided, with manager Massimiliano Allegri opting to play a 3-5-2 formation, which is not suited to the 27-year-old’s strengths.

As a result, Cuadrado is no longer a priority for Juventus as the Italian champions are even open to the idea of the player returning to Chelsea after the end of the current campaign.

Reportedly, Juventus reached a gentleman’s agreement with Chelsea over the transfer of Cuadrado, with the Bianconeri agreeing to pay €27m to make the loan move permanent.


However, Juventus recently convinced the Premier League giants to slash the asking price down to around €20m.

But it seems the Old Lady still find Cuadrado’s price tag too high, as Juventus are now unwilling to pay more than €15m for the former Fiorentina man.

The Colombian, whose present deal with Chelsea runs until 2019, has thus far made 21 appearances in all competitions for Juventus, scoring two times and providing four assists.