Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado has been left out of the Viola squad to face Real Madrid at the weekend.
The Colombian winger has been heavily linked with a move away from the Artemio Franchi this summer, with Barcelona and Manchester United touted as his most likely destinations.
Cuadrado did feature in Vincenzo Montella’s side’s 2-1 victory over Real Betis earlier in the week, but his omission from Saturday’s meeting with the European champions will only heighten speculation that he is heading for pastures new.
Last Friday, Viola owner Andrea Della Valle admitted that the player would be sold should an acceptable offer come through for him, adding that the matter would be resolved one way or another by the end of this week.
Fiorentina squad to play Real Madrid: Alonso, Aquilani, Babacar, Bernardeschi, Borja Valero, Brillante, Gigli, Gomez, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Hegazy, Ilicic, Lazzari, Lezzerini, Neto, Pasqual, Piccini, Pizarro, Rossi, Savic, Tatarusanu, Tomovic, Vargas, Wolski.