Juan Cuadrado's agent has admitted holding talks with Barcelona, but bizarrely claimed none of the discussions have been official.
The 26-year-old shone at the World Cup as Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the competition, sparking rumours he was a target of the Spanish club, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
Cuadrado's agent, Alessandro Lucci has now revealed he has spoken to Barcelona regarding his client's availability, while also insisting none of the interest is "official".
"We have been talking with Barcelona as well as other clubs for a while," Lucci told Tuttomercatoweb.
"We have noted a lot of interest but, as of today, there are no official talks, not with Barcelona or any other club.
"Barcelona is represented by very serious professionals that in our conversations have never, let me repeat it, never talked about using dodgy strategies.
"I'll take the chance to clear out things on another subject.
"The relationship we have with all at Fiorentina, personal and professional, both for me and for Cuadrado, is exceedingly good.
"Should there be in the near future some important, first level, talks we will sit down, analyse the pro and cons and close the deal to the maximum satisfaction of all parties involved."
Cuadrado's current contract with Fiorentina runs until June 2017.