Chelsea boss steals a march on Prem ri­vals with Cuadrado swoop

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CHELSEA are ready to splash the cash and steal Juan Cuadrado from under their ri­vals’ noses.

The Fiorentina winger has a £27mil­lion re­lease clause in his con­tract with the Ital­ian out­fit, which has put off Manch­ester United and Barcelona.

But Chelsea are hop­ing to off­load fringe men Mo­hamed Salah and An­dre Schur­rle to raise the cash to land Colom­bian Cuadrado. A re­turn to Ger­many seems in­evitable for Schur­rle, whose er­ratic fin­ish­ing has an­noyed Blues boss Jose Mour­inho.

Strug­gling Borus­sia Dort­mund are keen on him, but Wolfs­burg are con­sid­er­ing shelling out £23m to get him first.

Wolfs­burg are this sea­son’s sur­prise pack­age and are in sec­ond spot behind Bay­ern Mu­nich.

Salah has hardly fea­tured this term and could be set for a switch to Turk­ish foot­ball with Be­sik­tas.

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