Juventus confirm loan deal for Cuadrado imminent

Giuseppe Marotta says the Colombian is set to arrive in Turin after agreeing to end his short spell in the Premier League

GOAL By Romeo Agresti
Juventus have reached an agreement with Juan Cuadrado over a season-long loan deal, Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed.

Cuadrado, a £23.3 million (€32m) January signing from Fiorentina, has failed to force his way into Jose Mourinho's plans at Chelsea and the arrival of Pedro this week has seen him slip further down the pecking order.

The Blues agreed to make the winger available for loan earlier this week after Juve had expressed an interest in bringing him to Turin, and the Colombia international has now accepted the chance to join the Serie A champions for the 2015-16 campaign.

Goal understands the 27-year-old is now expected in Turin in the next four hours in order to complete medical tests and Juve general director Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the Colombia international will soon be a Bianconeri player.

"There is the opportunity to sign Cuadrado and we're going for it," he told Mediaset Premium. "Hopefully tomorrow we'll close the deal, he should arrive on loan for one season."

Cuadrado made just four Premier League starts under Mourinho as Chelsea clinched the title last season.