Chelsea set to resume Cuadrado transfer talks

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Juan Cuadrado's agent is set to fly to London later today in an attempt to push through a move to Chelsea, reports the Express.

Alessandro Lucci is hoping to persuade the club's hierarchy to make a second offer for the Colombian international after initially seeing their first offer of £20 million rejected by Italian outfit Fiorentina. 


It appears that the Stamford Bridge outfit will have to pay the player's full release clause of £25m in order to bring him to English soil.

Negotiations, then, look set to take place over the course of the next 24 hours or so, with Blues boss Jose Mourinho seemingly hoping to improve his options at the club as his side go in search of success this season. 

After securing a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Capital One Cup last night, the Blues are still in the running for the quadruple, and will only improve with the signature of Cuadrado. 

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Manchester United interest 

It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the Premier League giants are prepared to pay as much as £25m for the 26-year-old, who has also been linked with a move to the club's Premier League rivals Manchester United. 

Cuadrado has proved his credentials over the last couple of years, and starred in this past summer's World Cup in Brazil for the Colombian national side. 

Schurrle replacement? 

If the Blues secure a deal for the wide-man anytime soon, then it appears that the club could move on German forward Andre Schurrle, who has been linked with a move away from the club in recent time. 

Schurrle, despite impressing under Mourinho at the Bridge last term, has struggled for opportunities throughout the course of the campaign, and could now be set to leave the club sooner rather than later. 

There's no doubt about it, the German ace would move even further down the Stamford Bridge pecking order if Cuadrado arrived, so he may be left with no option but to move on before the close of the window. 

Chelsea fans: Is Cuadrado worth £25m? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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