We have been linked to a myriad number of possible replacements for Alexis Sanchez, as it seems more and more likely that the Chilean will be leaving Arsenal this summer. One of those mooted as a quality target was the Colombian international Juan Cuadrado, but the Gunners can now strike the ex-Chelsea player off the list, as his agent has clearly stated that he will not be leaving Juventus in the near future.
“Juan does not want to leave Juve and Juve do not want to sell him so there are no ongoing negotiations at the moment,” Alessandro Lucci told Gianluca Di Marzio. “Nobody has neither contacted me nor Juventus and I am the only one in charge to talk about the future of Juan.”
To be honest, Cuardrado would have quite near the bottom of my list to replace Alexis. In my mind there are only a few targets that make me content to lose our Duracell Bunny. One of course is Mbappe, and another is Aubameyang. I’m not too sure about Lacazette, although I think is the one that is most likely to come to the Emirates. I certainly don’t want to see Arda Turan. We are linked to the Turk every year and I am always happy that it doesn’t materialise.
One other striker I would love to come is Everton’s Lukaku, but sadly I am sure he is going to Chelsea. How many riches have Chelsea got that Conte can afford to tell Diego Costa that he isn’t needed any more!