Chelsea prepared to relax their stance on Juan Cuadrado

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Chelsea are prepared to loosen their stance on Juan Cuadrado after a failed spell at Stamford Bridge.

Having paid £26.1 million for the Columbian in January, the Blues were hoping to recoup their money, but are now prepared to offer clubs the chance to take Cuadrado on loan with the option to buy, according to the Evening Standard.

The 27-year-old has failed to settle into life in London and looks set for a move away in the near future, with Juventus reportedly interested.


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The Blues have looked well off the boil at the beginning of this season, picking up one point from a possible six. Cuadrado was surprisingly brought on as a substitute at the Etihad, a move which was reportedly a plan for Jose Mourinho to annoy Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea passed up the option to sign Barcelona winger Pedro, instead choosing Cuadrado, who impressed at the 2014 World Cup alongside James Rodriguez.

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However, there has been talk that Mourinho could go back in for Pedro and try and hijack Manchester United's transfer at the final moments.

The loan departure of Cuadrado would free up some space on the wage budget and the transfer fee would hardly be a problem for Chelsea with the new relaxed financial fair play rules.

Victor Moses could also see his Stamford Bridge return short lived having failed to break into the first-team despite being included throughout pre-season.

For the Nigerian to be left out of the squad in favour of a player who is not wanted by the club would come as a big kick in the teeth for Moses.

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