Blues confident of signing Serie A star.
Chelsea are understood to be ready to push through with a move for Fiorentina winger and Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado this January, according to Fichajes.net.
The Blues are ready to rival top clubs for the Colombian’s signature with a £31.7m bid to activate his release clause, which should come into effect as he closes in on a new contract with the Italian club.
The move is understood to be a ploy to seal his exit from Florence this January, and Chelsea are now being backed as the leading contenders to snap him up ahead of other top clubs.
United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been linked with Cuadrado in recent times.