Monday August 18 2014
Man Utd preparing Cuadrado bid

Reports in Italy claim Fiorentina are preparing to receive a bid from Manchester United for Juan Cuadrado.

The Colombia international has long been linked with a switch away from the Viola, with Barcelona thought to be at the head of the queue.

However, with their interest in Sao Paulo right-back Douglas intensifying, La Nazione believe that Louis Van Gaal’s men are now the only option available to Cuadrado.

The Premier League outfit are said to be aware of this, and will table a bid sometime this week that will match the Tuscan side’s valuation of the wide man.

The Old Trafford team are on the lookout for a right wing-back, with the Dutch tactician favouring a 3-5-2 formation – and the former Ajax boss sees Cuadrado as the best man on the market.

There are no official figures in La Nazione’s report, but rumours are that United will part with €40m.

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