Report: Chelsea have bid rejected for Juan Cuadrado

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There are reports that the Blues have made a bid of £20.6 million for Juan Cuadrado, which has been rejected by Fiorentina.

Chelsea have had a £20.6m bid for Juan Cuadrado rejected by Fiorentina, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper reports that the Italians will not accept bids below the Colombian’s £26.8 release clause but that Chelsea will hold further discussions for the player over the next 24 hours.

The Daily Mail also claims that the London club are waiting for improved offers for Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle from Roma and Wolfsburg respectively before pushing ahead with the Cuadrado deal.

The player’s agent Alessandor Lucci is said to be scheduled to fly to London on Wednesday once he has tied up the transfer of Luis Muriel from Udinese to Sampdoria.

The winger was pivotal in his country’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals, claiming four assists as the South Americans impressed at the tournament in Brazil. He finished the tournament alongside German midfielder Toni Kroos with the most assists such were his performances.

A big stumbling block for Chelsea in any transfer dealings will be their need to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, meaning that any deal for Cuadrado would probably be dependant on the sale of either Salah or Schurrle.

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