The final impediment to Chelsea’s signing of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina seems to have been removed.
Cuadrado’s arrival at Stamford Bridge hinges upon the Blues being able to sell Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg in order to balance the cost of bringing in the Colombian.
And that deal looks destined to be done after the Bundesliga outfit submitted Schurrle’s name to the official DFL transfer list.
German clubs had to give notification of any signings they intend to make 11:00 AM local time in order for deals to go through.
Although Schurrle’s homecoming can still go awry, the fact that his name made the list suggests he is happy to move and that personal terms have been thrashed out.
It has been enough for the bwin odds moguls to pay out on Cuadrado joining the Premier League leaders.
Chelsea are 33/100 to beat Aston Villa at Villa Park for the first time under Jose Mourinho in their next Premier League outing.
However, given the thrashing Paul Lambert’s men sustained against Arsenal the even money about the Blues defying a one-goal handicap looks tempting.
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