Chelsea: Antonio Conte Set To Jettison Blues Winger to Italy

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Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, London, August 27. Conte is set to send an unwanted winger on loan to Juventus. Steve Bardens/Getty

Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado is set to spend a second season on loan at Juventus after failing to impress Antonio Conte, according to reports.

The Colombian winger is set to return to Turin, where he spent last season, after not making a single competitive appearance under the new Chelsea manager.

A loan fee of £4.5 million ($5.9 million) will be paid by Juventus with a £17 million ($22 million) option to buy permanently in 2017, said the Daily Mail.

Cuadrado impressed in Serie A last season but is yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea under Conte, with Victor Moses the preferred back-up winger.

Moses, signed by Chelsea in 2012 from Wigan, has spent the past three seasons out on loan, but has returned to Stamford Bridge in fine form this season.

He has featured in all four games this campaign and scored two goals.