Borja Valero urges Juan Cuadrado to stay at Fiorentina

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Borja Valero hopes Juan Cuadrado snubs interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona in favour of staying in Italy with him at Fiorentina this season. reports how the Colombia international has been the subject of intense transfer speculation after starring at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, and has attracted admiring glances from a host of top European clubs.

The 26-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal on the lookout for talent to strengthen his ranks at Manchester United.

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Inflated valuation

According to the Daily Express, Fiorentina are seeking £40 million for Cuadrado's signature - a valuation that no club has met so far this transfer window.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has also been mooted as a fan of the South American star, with suggestions that a Stamford Bridge switch could also be a possibility for Cuadrado this summer.

But, despite continued reports of an imminent move away from Stadio Artemio Franchi, Viola midfielder Valero is remaining hopeful that his much-monitored colleague will still be a part of Fiorentina's squad for the 2014/15 campaign.

Borja Valero quotes:

"I do not know if he is staying or going," said the 29-year-old told. "He has not said anything to me about it [the transfer interest].

"Hopefully for the sake of the team he will stay because he is one of the best players we have. If he has to go then hopefully it's the best possible deal for him and the club.

"I can only wish him well, whether he's at Barca, Manchester United or Fiorentina this season."

Fiorentina finished in fourth place in Serie 'A' last season, missing out on qualification for the Champions League, and Vincenzo Montella will need to keep hold of all of his key players if the club are to better that this term.

Valero recently committed his future by signing a contract extension to 2019, and will be hoping that Cuadrado will follow suit and stay in Florence, turning down opportunities in England and Spain.

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