Report: Cuadrado agrees terms with Barcelona

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The Spanish press are convinced that Manchester United and Arsenal target Juan Cuadrado will be playing for Barcelona next season.

Barcelona have emerged as frontrunners in the battle to secure the signature on in-demand Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

The 25-year-old is currently co-owned by Fiorentina, who have been able to count on his services this season, and fellow Serie A side Udinese.

The two clubs are in talks which look likely to end with Fiorentina buying out Udinese's share of Cuadrado and taking full possession of him.

But Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has admitted that Fiorentina wouldn't be able to turn down a sizeable financial offer from abroad and the main purpose of buying the other 50 percent of his rights could be to cash in.

Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with Cuadrado, as have Zenit Saint Petersburg, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but the latest side to enter the frame are Barcelona.

Catalan newspaper Sport yesterday claimed that Barcelona were close to agreeing a £25m switch and Mundo Deportivo today backs that up by suggesting that Cuadrado has agreed personal terms.

It looks increasingly likely that Man United and Arsenal will have to look elsewhere for a new recruit at the end of the season.

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