Wednesday July 2 2014
Fiorentina target World Cup stars

Fiorentina have targeted four World Cup stars as potential replacements for Juan Cuadrado, it has been claimed.

The Colombia international looks set to leave Stadio Artemio Franchi this summer, with Barcelona said to be heavily interested in the wide man.

As such, Corriere dello Sport believe that the Tuscan team have highlighted four stars of the tournament in Brazil to target.

France winger Mathieu Valbuena is at the head of the queue, but at 29 could be seen as a short-term option, whilst Mexico duo Giovani Dos Santos and Javier Aquino are also on the list.

Relations between Fiorentina and Dos Santos’ club Villarreal are good, but the Spanish team want around €12m for their man.

The final option is Bryan Ruiz, who has been one of the standout men for Costa Rica in their march to the quarter-finals.

Ruiz is at Fulham, but spent the second half of last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, and is willing to move.

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