Chelsea are set to allow Juan Cuadrado an escape route back to Italy after the winger failed to scale expectations at Stamford Bridge in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

Inter Milan are reportedly willing to take him back after a failed season in the Premier league, initially on a one-year loan with an option to extend. Jose Mourinho signed Cuadrado for £26.1m in January but is looking to sell him on a permanent deal and recoup whatever money they had invested in him for future transfers.

The Colombian was among the few disappointments at the Bridge this season, which saw the likes of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas excel, leading them to win the Premier League title for the fifth time in their history and the third under Jose Mourinho.

The 27-year-old caught the eye with a brilliant performance for his national team in the World Cup and with Fiorentina but needs to show that he is up for a challenge in the Premier League if he is to extend his stay with the Champions.

Chelsea are looking to splurge in the summer and have made Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao a potential target after the Colombian failed to make an impression at Old Trafford. The South American striker scored only four goals for the 20-time Champions and had his loan deal from Monaco terminated by Louis van Gaal.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne has quashed talks of a return to the Bridge under Mourinho, having already been sold once by the Portuguese manager. The Belgian has been in brilliant form for Wolsburg but insists that his potential was wasted at Chelsea, something he wouldn't consider repeating.

"I think, to be honest, I would not return to Chelsea as long as he is in charge," he told Bild.

"I know that I like the Bundesliga, and it always did me good.

"But I don't fear returning to England, or playing in Spain. I believe I can make it there.

"You can't compare my time at Chelsea with what I'm doing now."