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Juan Cuadrado confirms Juventus loan

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Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado has confirmed that he will be spending this season on loan at Serie A champions Juventus.

The Colombian international only left Italy seven months ago, after agreeing to leave Fiorentina for Chelsea, but, due to lack of first-team football, he is now set for a temporary return to the Italian league.

Chelsea splashed out around £24million on the winger in January, but after only a handful of games, Jose Mourinho has already seen enough and has decided to send him back to Serie A on loan for the 2015/2016 season.

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The 27-year-old is yet to undergo a medical in Italy, but he has been spotted leaving England in order to complete all the necessary check-ups and paperwork ahead of the proposed move.

Cuadrado was spotted at Heathrow on Monday and has arrived in Italy ahead of finalising his temporary move to The Old Lady.

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Midfielders Wanted

Juve have been in the market for a new midfielder after losing both Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal.

The Italian outfit have been after the likes of Julian Draxler, David Silva, Oscar and Mesut Ozil, but they've finally found their man as Cuadrado was the more feasible option.

After arriving in Italy, Cuadrado took time out to speak to the club's official website, and he revealed his delight at joining the Serie A champions, albeit only temporary.

Cuadrado Statement

Speaking to the Juventus official website, Cuadrado said: "We all know that Juve is a great club, among the best teams in Europe. They have everything to win the Scudetto (Serie A).

"I hope I can give Juventus my best, 100 per cent. I didn't expect to receive such a warm welcome from the fans in Italy but they have always welcomed me with open arms and that makes me very happy.

"The fans' support will give me further motivation to do well."

It's not yet understood whether there is a clause in the deal which could see it be made permanent this time next year, but it's likely that Cuadrado won't be returning to Chelsea in the near-future.

Pogba Exit?

There is some speculation suggesting that Paul Pogba could be on his way out of Turin, with Cuadrado arriving, but as it stands, the Frenchman plans to stay at Juve despite the interest shown by Chelsea.

Some reports have suggested that a bid of around £72m could be launched by the Premier League champions.

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