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€30m Arsenal transfer ruled out as star confirms he “will stay” in Italy

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Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado says he has no intention of leaving the Serie A champions this summer.

The Colombian international has joined the club on a permanent basis after a two year loan spell from Chelsea but reports in Italy have suggested he could be sold to finance a move for Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi.

Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly the clubs most interested in the 29 year old, but speaking at a press conference about the transfer speculation (quotes via, Cuadrado was adamant he would be remaining in Turin:

“I renewed my contract with Juventus until 2020 and, with God’s help, I will stay at Juventus. This has always been my idea and my thought process, to stay here.”

Whether that will happen, it remains to be seen. In addition to Bernardeschi, Juve are also seeking to sign another winger in Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, which would suggest that the Italian club are keen on replacing the Colombian despite making the player’s move permanent for £17m. The idea seems to be to sell on the player for a quick profit but no concrete bids have been made for the player so far.

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