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Report: Juventus close to signing Juan Cuadrado on loan from Chelsea

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While the footballing world continues its collective freakout session about Paul Pogba rumors that may or may not be close to the truth, Juventus is reportedly getting close to doing some business that involved a player from last season's double-winning squad. And it just so happens that it's one of Pogba's dancing partner from a year ago.

In case you don't wanna click the link that was inserted into the second sentence of the this post and subsequently try and read some Italian, here's the short version of what you would read there.

Yes, that's right. According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus is close to bringing speedy winger Juan Cuadrado back to Italy after bringing him back to Italy last summer. If this is just piggybacking off what we heard a few days earlier regarding a potential deal being struck, then Juve will likely be signing Cuadrado on loan with either an option or a mandatory to buy the 28-year-old Colombian next summer for a fee of around €22 million.

Cuadrado, who was signed from Fiorentina in the January 2015 transfer window, never settled in at Chelsea. And even with a new manager who has reportedly tried to bring him to Juventus in the past in the form of Antonio Conte taking over at Chelsea, it's looking more and more likely that Cuadrado's future isn't going to be in London.

And after weeks of not hearing a damn thing about Cuadrado — maybe that had to do with the fact that Copa América was going on and the fact that he wanted to pay attention to the actual games going — there's a whole lot of wind in the sails of a return to Turin. So, go on and negotiate that loan with option to buy, Beppe. You know that's what you do best.