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According to Goal UK Juan Cuadrado is finally set to join back Juventus on loan: the Bianconeri should have agreed a deal with Chelsea today about the deal.

The season-long loan should cost € 2.5m/ £ 1.8m to the Italian side, with an option to buy for next summer.

Chelsea would have preferred a permanent move now, putting a € 30m fee on the Colombian winger, that always expressed the will to go back to Juventus, but that kind of deal wasn’t closed at the moment.

Blues boss Antonio Conte was reluctant to loan Cuadrado back to his former club, since he’s always had a huge respect for the Colombia’s international and wanted him to make an impact at Chelsea under his management, but the ex Fiorentina’s player wish to join back the champions of Italy was higher.

 

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Chelsea are in desperate need of a centre-back and placed an insane bid for Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij, in fact the Blues offer to secure the Netherlands international was € 40m/ £ 34m but the Biancocelesti rejected it claiming the player is not for sale.

The Dutch defender was close to reach a personal agreement with Chelsea but the deal was called off after Lazio’s refusal to go on in the negotiation.

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Chelsea are still keen on Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, but the Nerazzurri judged the € 20m ( £ 18m) offer from the Blues too low.

The Italian club put a € 35 ( £ 31.5m) fee on the Croatia international, that this afternoon didn’t take part to the training with his national team to negotiate with other clubs.

Juventus are keen on him as well, but Inter rejected to sell him to their long-time rivals, even if the Bianconeri are still pushing Brozovic to join them.

The Croatian midfielder rejected a € 2.5m per year deal extension with Inter some days ago, asking a € 4m contract that the club didn’t want to subscribe, and with the right offer he can leave the Nerazzurri by tomorrow night.

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Chelsea star Diego Costa admits he can could go back to Atletico Madrid this summer, but the transfer was called off at the last minute.

The Brazilian born striker, anyway, admits he’s happy to have stayed at Chelsea:

“Everybody knows there was a possibility of going back to Atlético but it didn’t happen because of a few details,” he claimed speaking to Spanish website Movistar Plus.

“I thank the fans and Cholo for his faith. Now I’m at Chelsea, I’m happy there and I’ve started the season with them.”

“I hope Atlético do well this season like last year and win titles. I wanted to go back, I won’t lie about it. If I wasn’t called up for Euros because of my character, I won’t play for Spain again because I won’t change my way of playing“.

About his behaviour on the pitch, he said: “That’s the way I am, and that’s what carries me to win games”.

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Negotiations are still going on between Juventus and Chelsea for the loan of Juan Cuadrado to the Italian side.

The Colombian winger already spent last season on loan to the Bianconeri and really made an impact, while he never impressed in the games played with the Blues shirt.

Cuadrado himself is pushing for a Juventus return, as he doesn’t feel comfortable in the English league, but Antonio Conte always had a huge respect for him since he was the Juventus’ manager, and the failed signing of the Colombia international from Fiorentina in the summer of 2014 was the beginning of some issues with the Bianconeri‘s directors that then led to a divorce between the two parts, this is the main reason why Conte is reluctant to authorize the deal.

Juventus would like to sign Cuadrado on loan for a € 2.5m fee ( £ 1.8m) and are confident to make it happen before the transfer window closes tomorrow night.

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Now it’s official: Chelsea striker Loic Remy joins Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.

The French striker said: “It was very important to know Alan Pardew as he is a very good manager and I am happy to be here.

“This is a very good chance for me and a big opportunity,” the former Blues said to the Eagles official website.

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Palace’s manager Pardew added:

“Loic has been a target of mine throughout this transfer window and I’m delighted the deal has been done. I brought him to Newcastle so I know what he is capable of and I am convinced he will be a quality addition to our squad as we evolve.  

“Loic has international and Champions League experience as well as being a Premier League title winner and is the latest example of the high calibre of players we have brought into the club during this transfer window.”  

 

 

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According to Sky Sport Italia Fiorentina accepted Chelsea‘s € 27m ( with add-ons included) for their full-back Marcos Alonso.

The Spanish defender, 25, grew up in Real Madrid academy and already played in England, having worn the shirt of Bolton between 2010 and 2013 and of Sunderland, on loan from Fiorentina, in 2014.

This signing would allow Cesar Azpilicueta to play again on the right lane, while Branislav Ivanovic could move at the centre of the defence, so to solve the lack of centre-back in the squad.

 

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