Chelsea target close to renewing contract

Cuadrado playing for Fiorentina

Fiorentina are looking to seal a new contract for their Colombian star Juan Cuadrado.

The Viola are actually looking at new deals for a number of stars, including goalkeeper Neto, former Liverpool player Alberto Aquilani and Italian international Manuel Pasqual.

Juan Cuadrado has been promised a new deal since the summer when he was strongly linked with a move away from the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Barcelona and Manchester United were the front runners for the 26-year old winger after a great performance at the World Cup in Brazil.  However, a deal could not be agreed and Cuadrado has remained in Italy for the time-being.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport are now claiming that Chelsea are interested in signing Cuadrado.

The newspaper claims that Fiorentina are looking to wrap up a new deal for their Colombian star before the January transfer window.  He scored in their 3-0 thrashing against Internazionale before the international break – his first in four Serie A appearances to start the new season.

Fiorentina have picked up 10 points without conceding a single goal in the four games Cuadrado has played in the league this season.  They have conceded three goals in the two games without him.

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