Report: Liverpool emerge as favourites to sign Cuadrado

Juventus may have missed their chance to sign Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado, as reports suggest that Liverpool is now his most likely destination.

Juan Cuadrado is enjoying an excellent World Cup campaign with Colombia and it seems that he may well be playing for Liverpool next season.

Cuadrado's future has been the subject of lengthy debate over the last two months after a superb season with Fiorentina.

The talented winger was co-owned by Udinese but Fiorentina eventually persuaded the Zebrette to sell out their share, giving the Tuscans complete ownership.

The Serie A side have stated their determination to keep hold of such a prized asset, but it has always looked unlikely that they could withstand a large bid.

Juventus reportedly attempted to snap Cuadrado up before the World Cup, but now his value will have risen and the battle for his signature is expected to take place within England.

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all jockeying for position in the race to sign Cuadrado.

The paper believes that Liverpool are the most likely to succeed when Cuadrado decides on his club situation after the World Cup.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been linked with Cuadrado, but those rumours have gone quiet over the last couple of weeks.

Fiorentina had provisionally valued Cuadrado at around £25m before the World Cup, so any suitor may be expected to pay upwards of £30m given his exploits in Brazil.

Juventus may be left to regret not being able to tie a deal up ahead of the summer's big event, but they appeared to be delayed by the resolution of Cuadrado's co-ownership. 

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