Fiorentina and Udinese set to meet to discuss Arsenal target's future

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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.

According to reports from Sportmediaset, the owners of the Serie A sides are set to meet this week to discuss a deal.

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.

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