Juventus have agreed on a deal in principle with Chelsea to sign Juan Cuadrado on a season-long loan deal, according to Italian broadcaster Sky Italia.

The 28-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in January 2015, has thus far failed to make his mark at Stamford Bridge and was sent on a similar loan deal to Juventus last term.

Although Cuadrado returned to Chelsea at the start of the season and new Blues boss Antonio Conte insisting that he wishes to keep the Colombian at Stamford Bridge, the winger has time and again expressed his desire to join Juventus again.

The Italian champions were also keen on the reunion and were prepared to pay Cuadrado’s €5m loan fee, but Chelsea holding out for an obligatory purchase option was a stumbling block in the deal.

Juventus have now accepted the obligatory purchase option, but the former Fiorentina man must make a predefined number of appearances this term.


Cuadrado, whose present contract with Chelsea runs until 2019, scored five times and set up eight goals in 40 games for Juventus in the 2015/16 campaign.

He is yet to play a game for Chelsea this season.