Fiorentina have reminded fans they are not in total control of key wide man Juan Guillermo Cuadrado’s future.
The Colombian is a vital piece of Vincenzo Montella’s jigsaw in Florence, but he has admirers in Italy and abroad.
“We can’t lock him down here because his contract is co-owned with Udinese,” Viola owner Andrea Della Valle told Sky Sport Italia.
“His future will not just depend on us, at least not until we possibly decide to sign him outright.
“Cuadrado has grown in a frightening manner while here with us, but we will not have the final say on his future.”
The midfielder is in his second season at the Franchi and has scored four goals in 11 games this term.
Cuadrado hit the headlines last night as he was sent-off for diving when replays showed he deserved a late penalty in the 2-1 loss to Napoli.
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