• The Italian back pages claim Juan Cuadrado is close to joining Juventus 
  • Cuadrado has struggled to make an impact at Chelsea since his transfer 
  • The Colombian is expected to join Juventus on a season long loan deal 
  • In Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid kick off their new season on Sunday 

Daniel Prescott For Mailonline

Juventus are on the verge of signing Chelsea misfit Juan Cuadrado on loan with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season, according to reports in today’s Italian press.

Cuadrado has struggled to make an impression at Chelsea and has fallen even further down the pecking line at Stamford Bridge following the £21million arrival of Pedro from Barcelona.

The Colombian was initially offered to the Turin side as part of a player plus cash deal for midfielder Paul Pogba, but it now seems Cuadrado will move to Juventus regardless.

The Italian back pages claim Chelsea misfit Juan Cuadrado is closing in on a move to Serie A side Juventus

The Italian back pages claim Chelsea misfit Juan Cuadrado is closing in on a move to Serie A side Juventus

Cuadrado has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge following his move from Fiorentina last January

Cuadrado has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge following his move from Fiorentina last January

The Italian press claims Cuadrado will move to Turin on a season-long loan deal with a view to permanent deal

The Italian press claims Cuadrado will move to Turin on a season-long loan deal with a view to permanent deal

Elsewhere in Europe the Spanish back pages are concentrating on Sunday’s games – with both Real Madrid and Barcelona preparing to kick off their domestic seasons.

Marca claim a new-look Real Madrid will start with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in attack as Rafa Benitez returns to La Liga after 4,109 days away against Sporting Gijon.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are set to start up front as Real Madrid kick off their La Liga campaign

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are set to start up front as Real Madrid kick off their La Liga campaign

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez returns to La Liga after 4,109 days away against Sporting Gijon on Sunday

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez returns to La Liga after 4,109 days away against Sporting Gijon on Sunday

Current champions Barcelona meanwhile start the new season as favourites to win La Liga once again.

They travel to Athletic Bilbao who will be looking to inflict more pain following their shock Spanish Super Cup win against Barcelona earlier this month.

Current Champions Barcelona travel to take on Athletic Bilbao as favourites for the La Liga title on Sunday

Current Champions Barcelona travel to take on Athletic Bilbao as favourites for the La Liga title on Sunday


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