Chelsea have agreed to sell Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for £15.75m ($24.2m) in the January transfer window despite the Blues paying £26.1m to secure his services from Fiorentina less than a year ago, according to reports. Jose Mourinho signed the Colombia international to bolster his attacking flanks after opting to part ways with Andre Schurrle – with Mohamed Salah, currently on loan at Roma, also moving on loan to Fiorentina as part of the Cuadrado deal.
The 27-year-old winger had proved to be a sensation in Serie A following an impressive World Cup 2014 and was being linked with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona. However, Cuadrado struggled to replicate that form in the Premier League and Mourinho sent him on loan during the summer transfer window.
However, the Colombia international is back to his best at the Italian giants and the club's general manager, Giuseppe Marotta, recently revealed they were interested in securing his services on a permanent deal – while the player was also likely to remain with them.
"We have no agreement to [sign him on a permanent basis], it is just a loan [without option to purchase him]," he said as quoted by La Gazzetta Dello Sport. "He's expressed his happiness at being here with us, and his happiness to continue here in future. We'll look at things with Chelsea at the appropriate time, but it's very likely that there will be a good conclusion."
Standard Sport now claims negotiations between the clubs has been successful after the Blues have agreed to cash in on with player, meaning they will take a £10.35m loss on the fee they paid for his services.