Juan Cuadrado denies Barcelona contact

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado of ACF Fiorentina scores his team's first goal past AC Chievo goalkeeper Christian Puggioni to equalise during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on October 27, 2013
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Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado denies that he has had contact with Barcelona.

Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado has played down suggestions that he could move to Barcelona in the January transfer window.

However, the 25-year-old, who has been one of the standout players in Serie A this season, has admitted that he wants to "progress and play for big teams".

"Barcelona interest? I've had no contact the Fiorentina have said nothing to me," the Colombian international told el9.cat.

"Every players works to progress and play for big teams, but my mind tells me Fiorentina and I'm very happy here.

"We'll see what happens in the future but I'm only thinking of working hard and developing because I still have room for improvement.

It has been speculated that Barcelona are keen to use Cuadrado as an attacking right-back.

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