Recent reports have shown that there is a serious chase for the legs of 26-years -old Serie A star by three top English Premier League clubs and La Liga giants.
Manchester United seem to be one step ahead of the pack with a £27.7 million bid tabled for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to reports in Spain.
United were strongly linked with a move for the Colombian before the World Cup with Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, suggesting that Louis Van Gaal is determined to land the versatile wide man for a fee in the region of £20 million. But subsequent reports revealed that the club had moved on to other targets.
However, Catalan newspaper Sport says United have made an official £27.7 million offer for his services and are now waiting for an answer from Fiorentina.
But the Dutchman faces stiff competition from Barcelona new boss – Luis Enrique, who similarly to the United manager is trying to reverse his sides ailing fortunes with an injection of pace and power.
The Nuo Camp outfit are also keen on the 26-year-old and are expected to match that bid in the coming days.
Brendan Rodgers has also been linked with a move for the Columbian international, however Liverpool remain on the periphery of any deal.
Arsenal on the other hand are playing down talks of their interest in the winger, but are believed to be on his case with talks of a move for the versatile winger being plotted by the North London outfit this summer.
United’s interest in Cuadrado comes after a deal for Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid collapsed last week, with PSG now likely to sign the Real Madrid man instead.
Cuadrado has enjoyed a profitable season in Serie A – netting 11 goals with 5 assists to boot, helping the Viola’s reach the Europa League as well as his national team side during the 2014 World Cup were they recorded am impressive outing with the Colombian star netting 1 goals with 4 assists in just 5 games.