Arsenal's chances of signing Colombian international Juan Cuadrado could be impacted by a meeting between the star's two owning clubs.
Arsenal have been repeatedly linked with Fiorentina midfield star Juan Cuadrado over the last few months and the first stage of a move to North London could take place this week.
The 25-year-old has set Serie A alight this season in the purple shirt of Fiorentina, playing a crucial role in the Tuscan side's form.
Cuadrado netted with a spectacular volley in the Viola's 3-1 win over Chievo at the weekend to remind Arsenal of how good he is.
This summer Cuadrado is expected to play a starring role for Colombia at the World Cup and his value has been steadily rising for months.
At present, Cuadrado is co-owned by Fiorentina and Udinese and before he could consider a move to Arsenal the two clubs must agree on who takes full possession of him.
Fiorentina's Andrea Della Valle is most likely to buy the second 50 percent share from his counterpart Giampaolo Pozzo, which could open the Arsenal door.
However, Florence-based newspaper La Nazione is claiming that Barcelona are ready to enter the race for Cuadrado's signature, so a bidding war is possible in the summer.