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Report: Chelsea stalling on potential Juan Cuadrado return to Juventus

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More transfer drama. Just what we need this summer!

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After hearing about Paul Pogba joining Manchester United “within the next 48 hours” or something along those lines, the last thing I wanted to hear about was another potential Juventus transfer deal being drawn out after we thought everything was done.

Seems as though Chelsea has other ideas regarding a Juventus-involved transfer getting resolved quickly.

According Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea are still balking at the loan offer that Juventus have reportedly presented to the Londoners to bring Cuadrado back to to Turin for a second straight season. I’d like to continue to blabber on about it, but I’ll just let Gianluca take it from here:

At this moment though a deal with Chelsea is missing, the Londoners have not given the ok to a loan of around 4 million euros without an option to buy.

Negotiations will continue over the next few days with the player's agent Lucci flying to London and speaking directly with the Blues. The agent intends to press on the player's will of returning to Italy for personal reasons. The situation is currently uphill for Cuadrado.

Ah, just what we needed in our lives, another drawn out deal when things seemed to be nearing their conclusion.

If Cuadrado is truly close to joining Juventus no matter what Chelsea may or may not be doing, then obviously he’s not in Antonio Conte’s plans as the former Juve manager has wanted us to believe. But it’s obvious that Chelsea want to get as much money from Juventus as they possibly can when it comes to this loan deal — whether it’s €3 million, €4 million or something higher.

And if Beppe Marotta is still as “optimistic” about a Cuadrado deal getting done as he was when he spoke to the press before Juventus’ season-opening win against Fiorentina on Saturday, then who am I to disagree with the guy?

Or maybe, just maybe, there could be a simple resolution to all of this...

I mean, if it’s that easy where you just split the difference, do it and get it done.