Juan Cuadrado is at loggerheads with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, with the Colombian clearly having expressed his desire to return to Juventus, according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport.

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 the Bianconeri’s hierarchy will meet Chelsea again today in an attempt to seal the deal.

The loan fee will reportedly be €2.5m with no obligatory purchase clause, something which Chelsea are insisting on adding.

However, Conte, who earlier in the summer stated that he wishes to keep Cuadrado at Stamford Bridge, is yet to give a green signal to the move.


But the midfielder, who is very keen to return to Turin, has already told Chelsea about his wish and is not pleased with Conte’s stance.

Cuadrado, who joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in January 2015, has a further three years remaining on his present deal with the Blues.