Chelsea are believed to have completed the transfer of Juan Cuadrado, whilst Andre Schurrle is heading back to Germany with Wolfsburg.
Cuadrado shot to fame last summer when he impressed at the World Cup Finals with Colombia, when his performances led to speculation linking him with Barcelona and Manchester United. And although he signed a new contract at Fiorentina in October, his name was again hitting the speculation columns in the tabloids as the winter transfer window opened last month.
This time it was Chelsea who were linked with the 26-year-old, as Jose Mourinho looked to make another quality addition to his already star-studded squad at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese coach, though, first needed to offload one of his existing players, and as expected, it is Schurrle who had made way after his move to Wolfsburg was confirmed by Sky Deutschland.
“It’s a last-minute deal which we didn’t expect to be a last-minute deal.” said Sky’s David Marcour. “We know a contract was in place a week ago. Wolfsburg were very relaxed and willing to pay €28million to €30million. Wolfsburg want to be the second force in the Bundesliga and this signing is a sign to watch out. It will definitely be the biggest transfer in Germany in this window.”
This transfer has allowed Chelsea to wrap up the deal for Cuadrado, with Sky Italia claiming he has indeed completed a £26.1million move to the current Premier League leaders who will also allow Mohamed Salah to move to Florence on loan as part of the deal. The Egyptian joined the Blues from Basle last January, but has failed to make an impression in England.