Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is yet to give a green signal to Juan Cuadrado’s loan move to Juventus, according to Italian broadcaster Sky Italia.

The 28-year-old, who is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea in the present campaign, spent last season on loan at Juventus.

The Italian champions are keen to bring in Cuadrado on another loan deal this season, and are prepared to pay a €5m loan fee, with Chelsea holding out for an obligatory purchase clause.

Cuadrado’s agent Alessandro Lucci was in London yesterday to negotiate with Chelsea once again, but it seems Conte is yet to sanction the move; the Italian coach stated earlier in the summer that he wants to keep the player at Stamford Bridge.

The Colombian international, who also wants to return to Juventus, has thus far failed to make his mark at Chelsea.


Cuadrado joined the Blues from Fiorentina in January 2015, and has so far managed just one assist in 15 appearances for the Premier League giants.

In comparison, Cuadrado enjoyed a better spell at Juventus last season, with the midfielder scoring five times and setting up eight goals in 40 games.