Fiorentina: No Cuadrado offer yet

Although rumours circulate that Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado has chosen Barcelona over Arsenal, the player's club claim there've been no offers.

Colombian star Juan Cuadrado is widely expected to leave Fiorentina for a bigger club in the next few weeks, but the Viola aren't giving up on keeping him yet.

The talented winger was one of the outstanding players in Serie A last term and followed that up with an impressive World Cup.

A long list of clubs have been linked with Cuadrado, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona with the latest reports suggesting Arsenal will be beaten to the signature by Barcelona.

However, Fiorentina have scotched any suggestion that they have already fielded bids from other clubs.

"This club made a big effort to buy the second half of the player's rights," Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Pradè stated.

"We will discuss the future with Juan when he returns to Florence. We will do what we can to convince him [to stay]. No official offers have arrived yet."

Fiorentina's technical director Eduardo Macia backed up Pradè's point when the question was asked of him.

"First we will have to talk with the player and everything has to be delayed until he gets back from his holiday," he explained.

Fiorentina had Cuadrado last season but he was co-owned by Udinese, so the Tuscan side needed lengthy negotiations to persuade the Zebrette to relinquish their grip.

Coach Vincenzo Montella has always stressed his hope of keeping Cuadrado at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, but Fiorentina's directors face an uphill battle.

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