Fiorentina getting ready to sell Colombian star to Arsenal or Juventus

Fiorentina chief Andrea Della Valle is preparing to meet his Udinese counterpart in what could be the first step towards selling Juan Cuadrado.

Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado is known to be a target for Arsenal and Juventus and the two clubs look set to enter a bidding war this summer.

The 25-year-old is enjoying an excellent season for Fiorentina and his value seems to increase with each passing week.

Arsenal were repeatedly linked with Cuadrado in the January transfer window, but his future is now set to be decided in the summer.

One complication is that Cuadrado is co-owned by Fiorentina and Udinese, so the two Serie A sides must resolve his future before he can be sold on.

According to La Nazione, Fiorentina chief Andrea Della Valle has contacted Udinese's Giampaolo Pozzo to try and begin talks.

The most likely solution is that Fiorentina will buy out Udinese's share in Cuadrado and then listen to offers. La Nazione believes the Tuscans will pay around £12m to own him outright.

The Viola have always said that they don't intend to let Cuadrado leave, but they will be hoping for a bidding war between Arsenal and Juventus, who are also said to be keen to swoop.

German giants Bayern Munich have also been linked with the talented wide man lately.

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