Report: Barcelona turn down chance to sign Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado

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Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to offload the Colombian who has failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona have turned down the chance to sign Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Spanish news outlet Sport.

The Colombian only joined the Premier League champions in January but has failed to impress, making just 14 appearances with most of those coming from the bench.

That has apparently convinced manager Jose Mourinho to cut his losses and sell the player, and now they are believed to be actively searching for a club to sell him to.

That led them to offer his services to Barcelona, who according to Sport, were interested in him back in January. The Catalans rejected the offer though; with the recent addition of Aleix Vidal from Sevilla meaning Cuadrado is not needed.

The Blues then, will look elsewhere, with Italy likely to be his final destination. Both Inter Milan and Juventus are interested, but only the latter would buy him outright with Roberto Mancini’s side preferring a loan deal.

Difficult to recoup their money

Should Cuadrado end up leaving Stamford Bridge, it will be a disappointing end to a player who could have offered much more.

It will however, be interesting to see if Chelsea and Jose Mourinho can recoup their money for the Colombian. The club have made smart moves in the past when it comes to selling players, often making big money on their stars and working Financial Fair Play to their advantage.

This time around though things may be different, with potential suitors unlikely to be willing to pay the big money Chelsea paid in January.

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