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Juventus confirm Juan Cuadrado arrival in Italy for loan from Chelsea

Juventus appear to be moving closer to the expected signing of Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado after releasing pictures of the winger being welcomed in Italy.

Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta was quoted over the weekend saying the Champions League finalists were hopeful of landing the Colombia international on loan.

The Turin club have now further declared their interest by releasing a brief clip of the 27-year-old apparently being mobbed by fans on arrival at Malpensa Airport in northern Italy.

The tweet said: "He's arrived! He quickly found an extraordinary welcome! #WelcomeCuadrado."

Cuadrado himself said he is looking forward to wearing the Juve shirt, while he was surprised by the reception he received from the club's supporters.

"I didn't expect it but it was a great welcome and something that spurs you on perform well," he told Juve's official website.

"Juventus are a great team and one of the best in Europe. We've got everything it takes to fight for the Scudetto and we hope to defend our title. I'm here to give 100 percent, work hard and prepare well for every game."

Cuadrado, one of Colombia's star players at last year's World Cup, has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Fiorentina for an initial £23.3 million in February.

He signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Chelsea but it seems the club are already willing to allow him to play elsewhere.


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