Chelsea transfer news: Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado to complete Blues move; Frank Lampard could return but Schurrle and Salah set to leave

All of Saturday's gossip from Stamford Bridge

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Premier League leaders Chelsea are on the verge of completing a £23m deal to sign Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

The 26-year-old Columbian has already agreed personal terms and is expected to have a medical today.

Out-of-favour Mohamed Salah apears likely to go on loan to the Serie A side as part of the deal while Andre Schurrle remains locked in talks with Wolfsburg.

Lampard claims Jose would 'love' him back...

With Manchester City set to lock horns with Chelsea this afternoon, Frank Lampard has suggested that Jose Mourinho would take him back at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Soccer AM, the former Blues star admitted that the door for a return does remain open.

“Jose Mourinho and the club from the top have said they’ll love for me to be involved, whenever I want to go back,” he said.


“Chelsea is like going back home and it feels such a big part of me. When you are part of Chelsea, I’ve seen it with people like ‘Chopper’ Harris and Peter Bonetti, they’re still there to this day."

Chelsea look to West Ham for reinforcements...

Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho have attracted the attention of Jose Mourinho, according to The Sun.

The Blues are reportedly looking for attacking cover after deciding that Loïc Rémy isn't a suitable replacement for the suspended Diego Costa.