Manchester United have been dealt a blow, with their long term target Juan Cuadrado set to sign a new deal with Fiorentina, as reported by fichajes.net.
Admittedly, with regards to Cuadrado, he’s been in this situation before only to see the deal fall apart at the final hurdle, but word is emerging from Italy that the situation is quite optimistic on Fiorentina’s end, with regards to retaining his services.
As a result, Cuadrado could be close to signing a new deal with La Viola, which would see him improve his current salary and increase his buyout clause, dissuading other clubs from making an offer for him.
Both Man Utd and Barcelona have been tracking the highly rated star for the majority of the summer, and could be left disappointed heading into the January transfer window, with the player clearly willing to stay with his current club going forward, rather than making the jump to one of the European giants.
Barcelona are set to make a move for the skilful Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado, despite the fact that the Catalan giant are not able to sign any players in the next two transfer windows, as reported by fichajes.net.
The Nou Camp club are reportedly worried that they could see a player they covet greatly move to Old Trafford in the near future.
Louis van Gaal is thought to have targeted Cuadrado for an extended spell, and the Colombian international did himself no harm with his exceptional displays at the World Cup this summer at Brazil.
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There have been rumours in the English press that Van Gaal is going to push forward with another move in the near future, especially now that Cuadrado’s contract problems have come up again.
However, Barca are now intending to get there before Man Utd, and will look to sign him before loaning him out to another side, in order to circumvent FIFA’s ruling against them.
Fiorentina are hopeful that Colombian international Juan Cuadrado will finally put pen to paper on a new contract with the Serie A side, as reported by the Daily Star.
The club’s sporting director Daniele Prade has stated that he is of the belief that a new agreement with Cuadrado is forthcoming in the near future.
This will come as something of a blow to Manchester United, who were hopeful of bringing the winger to Old Trafford in the near future.
In fact, they were said to have lined up a £40 million move for him, having chased him throughout the summer.
They were alerted to his potential at the World Cup in Brazil, where current boss Louis van Gaal also managed the Netherlands.
However, with three years left on his contract, it was never going to be particularly easy for Man Utd to capture Cuadrado.
Even so, Prade believes a new deal will be agreed soon, and this will undoubtedly make him unavailable to the Red Devils.
He said: “We’re negotiating.
“Both parties are discussing the situation and we want to do everything with the greatest serenity for everyone involved. We are hope to soon find a point of agreement.”