Chelsea are ready to axe January signing Juan Cuadrado this summer after he failed to settle to life at Stamford Bridge.
This has been reported by the London Evening Standard, who claim that Blues chief Jose Mourinho hasn't spoken to the Colombian ace since the end of last season, and has already identified Barcelona winger Pedro as his potential replacement in west London.
Cuadrado, of course, completed a huge £26.1 million move to Chelsea from Italian outfit Fiorentina just six months ago, however it now appears that he could return to Serie A sooner rather than later.
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In fact, despite his struggles on English soil, there are a number of clubs interested in his services, with the trio of Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan all seemingly interested in securing the player's signature.
Chelsea, though, are seemingly intent on not making a loss on the player and won't consider a loan deal for the wide-man, according to the same report.
But he could stay
The Blues' stance, then, could keep Cuadrado at Stamford Bridge for the 2015/16 campaign, with the Standard going on to reveal that the player is set to join the club's pre-season tour in New York today.
It's far from certain as to whether Cuadrado wants to stay on and fight for his place in the Chelsea side or whether he'd rather complete a move back to Italy in the near future.
One thing's for sure, it looks set to be an interesting few weeks or so for the Colombian, who will be determined to rediscover his best form sooner rather than later.
Ultimately, in Serie A, he was one of the leading forward players in the division, so no doubt has the ability to become a real asset for Chelsea.
It's crucial, though, that if he does stay, Mourinho and Co. allow him to express himself on the pitch and put their faith in him to deliver on the pitch. With his international teammate Radamel Falcao having arrived at Chelsea, too, perhaps both players can help each other finally find their best form in the Premier League.
Pedro, of course, would prove a fantastic replacement for Chelsea, but perhaps the club shouldn't give up on their January signing just yet.
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