Club release statement on £20m Liverpool target - 'False and misleading information'

Fiorentina have made it clear to the media to no longer spread 'false and misleading information' about Liverpool, United and Arsenal linked star Juan Cuadrado.

He is proving to be one of Europe's most sought after players, with Premier League clubs also in the running - but will anyone get hold of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

The flying Colombian has previously been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United - while Liverpool appeared to be at the front of the queue looking at his potential signature. The likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich have also reportedly shown an interest, but it was another Serie A team whose interest was heavily reported yesterday - in fact, many a report claimed a deal was done.

Just one day after La Viola acquired 100% of his ownership rights from Udinese it was reported across Italy that they had immediately sold him on to AS Roma - despite their joy at concluding his ownership issues just 24 hours earlier.

Of course no deal has actually been done, and in fact it would appear that Fiorentina have grown tired of spurious rumours involving their star player.

They released a stern and bullish statement denying any contact with Roma over the potential sale of Cuadrado.

Here is how the statement read:

"ACF Fiorentina categorically denies the rumours, appearing in some media outlets today, about a done deal with AS Roma for the transfer of Cuadrado. The rumours are without foundation, therefore the club, to protect its heritage and image of itself, is warning anyone from spreading false and misleading information, while reserving the right to act in a appropriate manner."

Cuadrado spoke on Thursday briefly after his ownership was settled, suggesting he was focusing on the World Cup and any transfer talk would have to wait until Colombia exit the competition. Which, the way they are playing, could be a little while yet. So don't expect any concrete news regarding Cuadrado just now.

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