Arsenal bid for Juan Cuadrado Denied Juventus
It was reported that a £ 22 million bid from Arsenal for Juan Cuadrado had been rejected by Juventus.
Juan Cuadrado, 29, spent two seasons as a loan player in Turin and with a pretty impressive performance there he can confirm a permanent move worth 17 million pounds from Chelsea last month.
Arsene Wenger is ready to pour cash this summer as he wants to start a new era at Arsenal after signing a two-year contract extension.
He has completed the recruitment of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon who charges his transfer into a new club record.
But he wants to reinforce his attackers further with the still future doubt of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Gunners coach has apparently made Cuadrado an additional player for his squad as he aims to rival his team to chase the Premier League title and ensure return to the Champions League.
Colombian radio station RCN claimed yesterday that Arsenal bid 22 million pounds (379 billion rupiah) for the winger.
Wenger has apparently personally handled the deal for the Juventus winger.
But The Sun says their offer has been rejected by champions Serie A.
It said the Italian giant has asked potential applicants to pay 26.3 million pounds if they want to sign a contract with the Colombian national team player.
Wenger wants his transfer business done early because he wants to avoid the disappointment of losing his main target.
But Cuadrado is apparently happy in Italy and is not interested in returning to the Premier League.
And his agent Alessandro Lucci declared it last month.
“Juan does not want to leave Juve and Juve do not want to sell it so there is no negotiation going on at the moment,” said Lucci.
“None of the interested clubs contacted me or Juventus and I am the only one responsible for talking about Juan’s future.”