Thursday, 21st November, 2013

Arsenal's leadership will be eagerly following developments at Fiorentina after coach Vincenzo Montella declared a potential Juan Cuadrado sale could help the club become "stronger".

Fiorentina are keen to keep Cuadrado, but interest is rising fast from Arsenal, as well as from Inter Milan, Juventus and Bayern Munich.


Arsenal were also believed to be readying a €30m bid with Cuadrado's contract running out in 2017, but it remains to be seen what comes of it.

"I hope that he remains [with us]", Montella told La Repubblica.


"But if he were to be sold there would be money coming in that we could use to invest and build a stronger Fiorentina.

"If other clubs become stronger, we will also have to do some tweaking. Anyway, I'm calm."

Cuadrado, who has played eight Serie A games so far, is happy to be linked to clubs like Arsenal.

The 25-year-old said in October: "It is something that pleases me, but I'm happy here at Fiorentina and we'll see later."

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