Chelsea have completed the signing of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, the Guardian has reported, with Mohamed Salah going the other way, as Germany World Cup winner Andre Schurrle joins Wolfsburg.
Cuadrado has cost the Premier League leaders something in the region of £27m, it’s believed, while Schurrle’s return to the Bundesliga has gone through at a cost of £24m. Salah, meanwhile, is on a six-month loan at the Viola, with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.
Chelsea have agreed a four-and-a-half year contract with Colombia international Cuadrado and have paid for his signing by moving on Schurrle. Schurrle’s transfer fee could rise depending on bonuses and he is thought to be earning £85,000 at his new club.
Schurrle moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013, having made 83 appearances for Bayer Levekusen and scored 23 goals. He featured 65 times for the Blues, finding the net on 14 occasions, and has also represented Mainz.
Cuadrado, meanwhile, played for Lecce and Udinese before his two-and-a-half years at Fiorentina after starting his career in Colombia with Independiente.
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