Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado closes in on Inter Milan move

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Juan Cuadrado could be on his way out of Chelsea by the end of this week with his agent set to fly into London in an attempt to seal a loan move to Inter Milan, reports talkSPORT.

The 27-year-old is barely six months into a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge but has already fallen out of Jose Mourinho's favour.

He may have cost the Blues £27m to sign from Fiorentina but so poor has the Colombian been that Mourinho is ready to shift him out for all of next season for a scant £1m fee.

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According to the report, Cuadrado is likely to move to the San Siro for the whole of next season when Roberto Mancini will have the option to make the deal permanent.

Now Chelsea have handed negotiations over to Cuadrado's agent, who is expected to meet officials from Inter Milan to try and agree on the more intricate terms of the deal.

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The 27-year-old has failed to impress in English football, but is still held in high regard by a number of Serie A clubs.

AS Roma were also expected to challenge for his signature and could well interrupt negotiations with Inter with a late offer.

Transfer genius?

Regardless of what happens, Chelsea fans are unlikely to see the winger playing for their club next season in what is the latest in a string of failed signings by Mourinho.

The Special One has been lauded for transforming the Chelsea squad on a relatively restrictive budget, selling the likes of Juan Mata and David Luiz for big money and signing Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in exchange.

Nemanja Matic has also proved a successful addition as has Kurt Zouma, but the number of failed signings is starting to creep up.

Mourinho's failed transfers

Mohamed Salah, a £12m signing from FC Basel, spent just a year in west London before being handed over to Fiorentina on loan.

Filipe Luis, who cost £17m to sign from Atletico Madrid, has also failed to impress and looks likely to return to the Vicente Calderon for a big loss.

There is also a question mark over Mourinho's decision to sell Kevin de Bruyne, who left for Wolfsburg last summer, but has gone on to become one of Germany's hottest properties.


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