Juan Cuadrado has claimed he will remain at Fiorentina next season, ruling out a sensational deadline day move to Manchester United.
The Colombian international has been heavily linked with a move to both Old Trafford and Barcelona this summer, since starring at the World Cup in Brazil, making four assists and scoring one goal.
The Catalans had earmarked Cuadrado as a replacement for right-back Dani Alves, but last week looked to give up on his pursuit after signing Brazilian Douglas Pereira as an alternative – paving the way for Manchester United to secure his services.
After completing the signings of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria, manager Louis Van Gaal was said to be keen on Cuadrado to play right wing-back in his 3-4-1-2 formation, which currently features Antonio Valencia.
Although Cuadrado has said he was open to a move this summer, he has ruled out a late exit to Old Trafford.
"I will stay with great enthusiasm and the certainty to bring Fiorentina up [to greater successes] along with my teammates," he wrote on his twitter account.
Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle already said last week they wanted Cuadrado to stay: "I can say with certainty Cuadrado is staying. It's a big present for the city. I hope it's the strongest Viola of the Della Valle era."
Meanwhile, Manchester United are on the verge to secure a loan deal for Cuadrado's compatriot Radamel Falcao. While speaking about possible arrivals on deadline day, Van Gaal recently said: "I cannot say anything about that [the market] because it will raise the price,"
"We know already in advance what players we want. Sometimes you can have them and sometimes not. It is dependable on the club, more the club than the players because the players want to come."