Calciomercato.it says Cuadrado's agent Alessandro Lucci phoned Barca sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta on Monday about trying to get a deal over the line for the Colombian.
Lucci pleaded with Zubi to convince Barca's directors to table a formal bid to Fiorentina this week. But his response was a flat 'no'.
Indeed, the day Lucci made his attempt, Barca were wrapping up terms with Sao Paulo over the signing of their Brazilian wing-back Douglas. The Douglas deal was confirmed by Barca last night.
Cuadrado has also been linked with Manchester United, but there focus now is on a new midfielder and centre-half before Monday's transfer deadline.
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