Antonio Conte took no time in accepting the Chelsea job earlier this year after Guus Hiddink was relieved of his duties.

It was not a hard decision for one of the most respectable managers in world football to move to a club that has one of the strongest squads in the English league.

Chelsea have a number of star players in their squad and have almost 30 people on loan from which Conte has to select a squad for the next season and though he added some new faces, he will have to get rid of a few players who may not have a huge role to play next season.

And one such player who might be out of the club this summer is Columbian international Juan Cuadrado.


The 28-year old moved to Stamford Bridge for £26.1m back in February 2015 under Jose Mourinho but made just 4 starts till the end of the season.

He was then loaned out to Juventus for the previous season where he had a decent stint helping the Turin outfit lift a consecutive Serie A title.

He made 28-appearances in Italy last season and but has now returned to the Stamford Bridge at the end of the loan spell.

Antonio Conte revealed earlier that he will give every player a chance to prove himself but it is now understood that the 28-year old may be on his way out of Chelsea this summer.

Juventus, who were impressed with the winger’s performances last season want him back but AC Milan another Serie A outfit are also after his signature according to recent reports.

It is reported that the Italian outfit will move for the player on a season-long loan with an option to make it permanent at the end of the next season. However there are also reports that Chelsea want to sell him this summer with the asking price around €30m .

The Italian club is expecting to cover Cuadrado’s wages with the money they are set to get for the sale of Carlos Bacca this summer. If the striker makes a big money move, the same amount can even be funded to take the winger to Milan.

Bacca is extensively linked with a move to West Ham United with Slaven Bilic identifying him as the top priority this summer and if AC Milan end up selling their star striker on a big money move, they will be able to fund other players and Cuadrado is reportedly one of them.

At Chelsea, Conte is trying to get his hands on another attacker who can improve the quality of the squad in the final third and if Conte finds his target, Cuadrado will have no place in the squad leaving a move to Italy as the best option for the parties involved.

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