Manchester United retain an interest in Fiorentina’s wing wizard Juan Cuadrado, as reported by Fichajes.net, the Spanish news outlet covering football.
The Colombian wide player was considered to be a key target of Louis van Gaal’s this summer, although a move did not come to fruition after a long period of speculation and rumour.
Cuadrado emerged as one of the most promising players at this summer’s World Cup, and it seemed as though he would be certain to leave La Viola.
However, after significant discussion, it seemed as though Cuadrado would be set to stay with the Serie A side, with an expectation that he would significantly increase his wage as part of a new contract.
This has not turned out to be the reality, and it now seems as though the Colombian international is set to move.
Fiorentina would benefit from any sale, and would apparently be able to strengthen the team in January if the move went through.
Manchester United have received a huge boost in their chase for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, after his contract talks with his current club broke down, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Old Trafford club took significant looks at him this summer, as he impressed at the World Cup, but there were suggestions that he was about to sign a new, more highly paid, deal with the Florence team.
This came despite apparent interest from giants like Barcelona and Bayern Munich, with the Catalan club thought to be particularly interested in a move for him.
However, reports in Italy are now suggesting that discussions between Fiorentina and the Colombian international over a new deal have broken down.
With so much interest brewing for Cuadrado, the speedster was hoping to significantly increase his current £1 million annual pay packet.
Man Utd have previously been interested in the player, and he would suit Louis van Gaal’s preferred 3-5-2 system perfectly.
They would not face any competition from Barcelona, who are now under a transfer embargo.
Reports in Italy have suggested that Manchester United have only five more days in which to wrap up a move for World Cup star Juan Cuadrado, as reported by the Daily Star.
Cuadrado’s club Fiorentina have told the clubs that have declared their interest in the transfer of the wing wizard that they have only until the 20th of August to make a move. Should a deal not be completed in that time, Cuadrado would be kept in Serie A until the end of the coming season.
Man Utd were handed a boost recently when the club’s president Andrea Della Valle informed the press that he did not believe he would be able to keep a hold of the Colombian World Cup star. Cuadrado also reportedly asked to leave.
Fiorentina reportedly want £40 million for his transfer, with Man Utd only offering £36 million. Even if they can agree a fee for the player, Barcelona are sniffing around and Cuadrado is said to prefer a move to the Catalan giants.
They have not, however, expressed as much interest as Man Utd, and he could be forced to move to Manchester as a result, should a deal be agreed in time.