Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado is ever closer to leaving Stamford Bridge to join Barcelona, according to the Evening Standard.New manager Antonio Conte, who was his manager at Juventus, told Chelsea’s official website he wants to keep the 28-year-old: “Juan Cuadrado is a Chelsea player. He will come back very soon,” – he said – “He’s in our squad, I’m very happy to have him and train him.”“I wanted him when I was a coach at Juventus and he will come back very soon and train and play with us. Now, he’s a Chelsea player and he’ll stay with us. If something changes you’ll know.”

The Evening Standard believes that the Serie A giants had an agreement to sign Cuadrado for £18.5m this summer amid Barcelona interest.