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Arsene Wenger has been cleared of any interest in trying to sign Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado.
The versatile speedster had been rumoured to be a target for the Gunners in the just concluded window.
It was initially reported that the Colombian international who was linked with a move to the Emirates last summer had been targeted by Wenger as an alternative to key target Thomas Lemar.
The player’s impressive performances last season admittedly caught the eye of some European heavyweights, Arsenal were then incorrectly reported to be amongst the suitors.
Cuadrado did play a huge role as Juventus enjoyed a remarkable run to the final of the Champions League and comfortably defended their Serie A title.
Following the difficulty involved in securing the services of key target Thomas Lemar in last summer’s transfer window, reports then indicated that the 29-year-old was seen by Wenger as an alternative to the French international.
However, all that speculation is now understood to be wide of the mark as recent reports have now disclosed that the Gunners never intended to bring Cuadrado to the Emirates.
Calciomercato via Daily Cannon have reported that, according to Sky Sports and Guardian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal never really wanted to sign Cuadrado. The report further claims that Wenger never made a bid to sign the former Chelsea star.
A deal to bring the player to North London would have been difficult for Wenger to pull through, had he actually had an interest in the player, as the winger is reported to be well settled with life in Italy.
Speaking about his future, the player confirmed his intention all summer was always to remain with the Italian giants.
“I’ve never really thought of leaving Juventus. I am happy to have stayed here because this club trusts me. I am happy with my performances and I am happy with my new team-mates as well.”Cuadrado said
The Colombian has already picked up from where he left off last year, starring for the Italian side again this season.
He has already started four of the side’s six matches this season, scoring one goal and providing three assists for the Italian giants.