Italian football experts: £17.2m Chelsea transfer completed

CHELSEA winger Juan Cuadrado will complete a permanent move to Juventus after the Italian giants won the Serie A title.

Cuadrado joined Juventus on a three-year loan deal worth €5m-per-season (£4.3m) last summer, with a clause to finalise the switch during that period ‘subject to the achievement of certain given team results’.

According to Italian football expert Tancredi Palmeri, Juventus are obliged to buy Cuadrado for £17.2m (€20m) upon winning the league.

He tweeted: “Chelsea are 5 minutes far from cashing €20m (Cuadrado buyout clause from Juventus is activated if Juve win Scudetto).

ESPN writer Gabriele Marcotti added: “Oh and Chelsea just made another 20m Euros thanks to Juve winning title…”
Cuadrado arrived at Chelsea from Fiorentina during the January transfer window in 2015 but was found wanting in the Premier League.

He was dumped on loan for an initial loan spell at Juventus during the 2015/16 campaign before returning for pre-season last summer under Antonio Conte.

Despite reports he would get a chance under Conte, he was sent to Juventus again in August.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a fine campaign, scoring three goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions.

Cuadrado could end the season with three trophies.

Juventus play Real Madrid in the Champions League final, having already tied up Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

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