Arsenal target claims no Barcelona approach

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Colombian international Juan Cuadrado claims there has been no contact from La Liga giants Barcelona about his future.

Having previously admitted to the press he would like to move on from the Florence side, Cuadrado is adamant he has not yet decided where his future lies:

"Barcelona interest? I have no contacts and the club has said nothing to me.

"Every player works to progress and play in big teams, but my mind says Fiorentina and I'm very happy here.

"Then we'll see what happens in the future. I only think to work hard and improve; I still have room for improvement."

Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for the talented 25-year old, whose tricky and pact wing play has drawn comparisons to Brazlian sensation Ronaldinho.

Fiorentina are reportedly holding out for upward of £20m for the winger, who already has three goals and five assists in 14 games this season. His versatility to play across the front or in midfield would also be an asset.

Fiorentina CEO Sandri Mencucci has been quoted as being confident of holding on to Cuadrado:

"The boy is happy to stay at Fiorentina and I am very confident that he will remain in purple for a long time.

"He is an extraordinary player and we will endeavour to keep him in Florence."

With Cuadrado so highly sought-after by a number of top European clubs, they would do extremely well to prevent him from leaving the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

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