Reports: Fiorentina forward Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea transfer

Juan Cuadrado is reportedly keen on joining Chelsea in the transfer window.

Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado has made it clear he wants to join Chelsea, according to reports.

The Serie A club are reluctant to let the Colombian winger leave for anything less thant his £26.8m buyout clause, and it is understood that discussions are still ongoing over a potential move to Stamford Bridge before the deadline.

No formal offer has yet been accepted for Cuadrado, who played for Fiorentina against Roma on Sunday, and his current manager Vincenzo Montella is at pains to let him leave following 21 goals in 82 appearances for the club.

Montella said last week: "I believe, as of today, there are no possibilities he will leave Fiorentina. He knows this and that these situations get exaggerated.

"I’m not angry with the media, In this case I’m not referring to the media, but to football. All that is being said is just talk and nothing more. The player is not involved in all of this."