Saturday, 9th August, 2014

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle has admitted that if a substantial offer arrives for winger Juan Cuadrado it will be impossible to keep him at the club.

The Serie A side only secured Cuadrado on an outright basis from Udinese earlier this summer, but are already facing the possibility of losing the 26-year-old in the face of fierce interest from Barcelona and Manchester United.

Fiorentina are ready to sell if a lucrative proposal arrives, with La Viola thought to have set a €40m asking price, but are still trying their best to convince the Colombia international to stay put for at least a further year.

Della Valle told Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset: "I told him that here we have a serious project.


"I told him to stay for a year with us in a competitive team, but I am not very optimistic because on the other hand if you receive an important offer you cannot keep him."


Cuadrado scored eleven goals in Serie A for Fiorentina last season, also helping the side reach the final of the Coppa Italia, which they lost to Napoli.

The tricky winger also boosted his standing still further at the World Cup this summer, helping Colombia impress and reach the quarter-finals of the competition in Brazil.

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