Juventus have confirmed Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado will join the club on a season-long loan deal within the next 24 hours. The announcement from the Serie A champions' director Giuseppe Marotta follows confirmation from Chelsea that they have signed Brazilian starlet Kenedy after he was successfully awarded a work permit.
Cuadrado joined the Blues in January 2015 for a reported fee of £23.3m, according to BBC Sport, from Fiorentina but would go onto make just four starting appearances for Jose Mourinho's side last season.
The arrival of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona last week pushed the Colombia international further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and following much speculation over a return to Serie A, Juventus are now set to sign the player on Monday 24 August.
"It is true, Cuadrado will arrive on loan and we want to give [Juventus manager] Max Allegri the best possile players to work with," Juventus director Marotta was quoted as saying by Sport Mediaset.
"The opportunity to get Cuadrado presented itself and we took it. Now, it is up to Allegri, who is an excellent coach."
Marotta did not clarify whether the loan deal will have the option for Juventus to purchase the player outright next summer, an arrangement Chelsea recently made with Roma and Mohamed Salah.
The departures of Salah and Cuadrado could present new signing Kenedy with chances in the Blues first team. The 19-year-old travelled with the club on their preseason tour of the United States, featuring for the first team against Barcelona in a friendly, but his transfer to the Premier League giants was delayed while he awaited international clearance.
Mourinho however remained confident the forward would meet work permit requirements set out by the FA and told reporters in the summer he will include the player in his first team plans, rather than send him out on loan.
"It is an exciting time for me to join the English Premier League champions and I hope I can become an important player for the club," Kenedy told the club's official website. "I very much enjoyed my time with the squad during pre-season and I am very grateful to Fluminense for allowing me this opportunity."