Durante told calciomercato.com: "He played a good World Cup, although did not make the difference as some expected.
"He's a great player, he should not have to prove anything to anyone. In some games he seemed to have his head already at Chelsea, but in principle I think he did well.
"He wants to play as a second striker, but I think we will see him in Europe a few yards back as a playmaker like Kaka.
"Too bad he is not coming to Italy, Juventus mishandled the negotiations."