Fiorentina are hopeful that Colombian international Juan Cuadrado will finally put pen to paper on a new contract with the Serie A side, as reported by the Daily Star.
The club’s sporting director Daniele Prade has stated that he is of the belief that a new agreement with Cuadrado is forthcoming in the near future.
This will come as something of a blow to Manchester United, who were hopeful of bringing the winger to Old Trafford in the near future.
In fact, they were said to have lined up a £40 million move for him, having chased him throughout the summer.
They were alerted to his potential at the World Cup in Brazil, where current boss Louis van Gaal also managed the Netherlands.
However, with three years left on his contract, it was never going to be particularly easy for Man Utd to capture Cuadrado.
Even so, Prade believes a new deal will be agreed soon, and this will undoubtedly make him unavailable to the Red Devils.
He said: “We’re negotiating.
“Both parties are discussing the situation and we want to do everything with the greatest serenity for everyone involved. We are hope to soon find a point of agreement.”