Arsenal transfer target going nowhere - because his mum says so!

Juan Cuadrado's mother has made it clear there are no plans for her son to leave Fiorentina.

Today has seen Bacary Sagna again linked with an exit from Arsenal - and it is looking increasingly likely that he will be departing the club in the summer.

He is out of contract in June and due to being over 30-years-old he falls foul of the contract policy at Arsenal FC - and will only be offered a two-year contract at maximum.

He wants, and feels he deserves more, and therefore is looking into the possibility of moving elsewhere - with France or Turkey likely destinations.

So the club will be looking for a player who can play as an attacking full-back, young fast and raw in talent - just like Arsene Wenger likes them.

So who could fulfil that criterion?

Plenty of names have been mentioned - but perhaps the best of the bunch is Juan Cuadrado of Fiorentina.

A winger by trade - he has also played at full-back in the past.

Arsenal were heavily linked with him throughout November - but the player put an end to that speculation while Fiorentina themselves insist the wide-man is not for sale.

But this is football.

Players say they aren’t on the move all the time and then move on. We have all been scorned by a player who said they are not on their way, and then decide to venture to pastures new - Andrei Kanchelskis, you are not forgiven.

As for clubs … we all know if the price is right, the price is right.

But what if his mother says he is going nowhere?

Because that is exactly what has happened. The Colombian is very close to his mother - who is also a popular figure amongst the Fiorentina fans because of the way she keeps her boy in check.

And the fans will certainly like what she said to Italian media again this week:

"Juan and I wish I could stay here for a long time, Florence is now our home."

Now the full stop is put at the end of this speculation!

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