The Gunners have been linked with a January move for the midfielder, having already sent scouts to watch him this season.

But Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle says the Italian side will not be giving up their prized asset without a fight.

‘We will try to do everything possible to keep him in Florence,’ he said.

‘Cuadrado we want you to stay here for a long time and have fun as you are doing now.

‘This team has the pride of wearing the purple shirt. It is a cycle of great guys in a very tight dressing room – being with them gives you joy.’

The 25-year-old has previously stated he is happy to remain at Fiorentina, but with the likes of Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Juventus all reportedly closely monitoring his progress, his current side remain concerned his head could be turned.