Juan Cuadrado trained with Chelsea at Cobham this morning despite Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte refusing to give the player assurances over his future.
The Colombian returned to Stamford Bridge this summer following a loan spell at Juventus last season and was expected to challenge for a first-team place.
New boss Conte previously attempted to sign the exciting winger while in charge of the Serie A club and took Cuadrado on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
However, it was a familiar story for the 28-year-old on Monday night as he found himself out in the shadows as Conte omitted him from the Blues squad which beat West Ham.
Conte said: “For Cuadrado, we are waiting on the situation. It must become more clear about his position at the club. Now he is Chelsea’s player and today he had training with us.
“The transfer policy is right to speak to the club. I have contact every day and I repeat that we must search to find the sort of solution to buy and to sell.”
It is not clear whether Cuadrado will make the squad for Saturday’s trip to Watford but the player’s agent was due to fly to London today for talks with the Blues.
Juventus remain confident of striking a fresh loan deal for the attacker after he made 40 appearances for the Italian giants last term and scored five times.
Cuadrado’s agent Alessandro Lucci added: “The matter is not easy. I’m flying to London to try to unblock the situation.”
Conte has a strong squad to take to Watford, with or without the Colombian and wants to see his players build on their promising performance in their opening game.
Conte continued: “Tomorrow will be a good game for my players. We know it won’t be easy because Watford are a strong team with good players.
“The two strikers play together very well and we must pay attention because it’s a dangerous game.
“We need to send the right message for our confidence. It’s important to face this game with the right intensity, right concentration and be very focused.”