Wednesday June 18 2014
Prade: No Barca Cuadrado bid

Fiorentina’s Daniele Prade has updated on negotiations to sign Juan Cuadrado outright and denied links with Barcelona.

The Colombian winger is not only the subject of continued negotiations between Udinese and La Viola to resolve his co-ownership status, but also reportedly of potential interest this summer from a number of interested parties.

Reports in recent days have been that Barcelona have come in with an offer for the 26-year-old, who has also been linked with the Premier League and Juventus.

According to Fiorentina’s sporting director, though, the Catalans have not yet made any interest known.

“The deal with Udinese for Cuadrado is not yet done,” Prade has first updated to reporters on Wednesday.

“But I can deny that Barcelona have made an offer for the player.”

Both Cuadrado and Udinese have commented that an agreement for the Florence outfit to take full ownership of the player is all but signed off and reports are that it could be announced as soon as today.

Where the Zebrette were pushing for the inclusion of Khouma Babacar in the move, it is understood that a €15m cash payment will be settled.

On from this, Fiorentina’s asking price for the Colombian will reportedly stand at €40m.

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