Reported Manchester United target coy over possible contract extension

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Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado says that he doesn't know what will happen over his contract situation with the Italian club.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal splashed out around £150m on new signings this summer, brining in Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao as the Dutchman looked to mould his own United side.

Despite the six new signings, van Gaal was linked with more new players in the summer - and one of the strongest suggestions was Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

The 26-year-old was one of the stars of the World Cup having produced a number of great displays for Colombia, whilst he also turned in sublime performances for Fiorentina last season to become one of the most coveted players in Serie A, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich also linked with moves to sign him.

Yet nothing materialised, leaving Cuadrado to stay in Florence, and after he saw his side smash Inter Milan 3-0 this weekend, he says Fiorentina can push on to bigger things. 

"I am very happy with the game we played against an excellent side like Inter," said Cuadrado. "The Viola fans deserved this victory. I am happy for my first goal in Serie A this season. My knee hurts, but I wanted to play and thankfully it all went well. This is the football that the people of this city are accustomed to seeing. If we play like this, then we will go far."

Yet the question over his future remains, and after rumours that he's growing frustrated with contract talks, he admitted that he doesn't know anything about how the negotiations are going, letting his agent deal with the talks rather than handle them himself - which may all be a big boost to United if they pursue him again in January.

"How are talks going? I don’t know and I am not thinking about it. I leave all that to my agent," he added.

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