Chelsea closing in on move for Juan Cuadrado

A move to Chelsea for Juan Cuadrado seems imminent.

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Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal with Fiorentina for winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Sky sources.

The Serie A club have been waiting for Chelsea to match Cuadrado’s release clause of £26.8 million ($40.3 million), although any deal is expected to be for less, with Mohamed Salah joining Fiorentina on loan.

Cuadrado is seen as a replacement for Andre Schurrle, who has been linked with a move back to Germany with Wolfsburg.

The fee for Schurrle, which is expected to be in the region of £25 million ($37.6 million), would cover what Chelsea are spending on Cuadrado, who has scored 20 goals in 85 games since arriving in Genoa from Udinese.