Juan Cuadrado moved to dispel reports that he hired a Playboy model to help him learn English – by posing for a picture with his real tutor.
Rumours suggested that Cuadrado had sought the services of Carla Howe after his £26.8million move from Fiorentina to Chelsea.
Apparently Howe had picked up Spanish during her time in LA and had already contacted the midfield man via Instagram to arrange lessons.
"I can teach you how to speak my language Rosetta Stone" pic.twitter.com/C2U2SyhpwB
— carlahowe (@carlahowe) February 20, 2015
But Cuadrado has rubbished those claims on Twitter by posing next to his real English teacher.
And this guy looks pretty boring compared to the Playboy model:
Iniciando clases con mi verdadero profesor de inglés / with my real English teacher pic.twitter.com/bpQXYLKYJO
— Juan Cuadrado (@Cuadrado) February 19, 2015
It’s a disappointing end to what was a pretty entertaining story – at least this way Cuadrado will be able to concentrate in lessons.
The Colombian has made just two appearances for Jose Mourinho’s men since signing in the January transfer window.
But his grasp of the language means he may need a bit of time to settle at Stamford Bridge.