Report: Manchester United ready to pay £32m for Cuadrado

Fiorentina fans

Manchester United could launch a bumper bid for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado if reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport are accurate.

Just yesterday it was being reported that Liverpool were favourites to sign Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado, but now it appears that Manchester United may be ready to bid big.

Cuadrado emerged as hot property last season when he impressed in Serie A, wearing a Fiorentina shirt while co-owned by Udinese.

Fiorentina have now taken full possession of Cuadrado's rights and had suggested that they would like to keep the talented winger at the club.

However, a superb World Cup campaign with Colombia has put Cuadrado firmly in the shop window and it seems likely that Fiorentina will have to accept his departure if one of Europe's giants come in.

Yesterday it was suggested in the Daily Star that Liverpool were more likely than Arsenal or Manchester United to swoop for Cuadrado, but that may have been reversed.

La Gazzetta dello Sport today reports that Manchester United are willing to offer just under £32m for Cuadrado because Louis van Gaal is determined to have him in his squad.

If that is the case then United would become frontrunners because there has been no confirmation of any other concrete bids so far.

However, the Italian newspaper believes that Fiorentina may need an even greater sum to ensure they let go of Cuadrado.

It is mooted that United might have to up the ante to closer to £40m, which may represent a sum the Red Devils feel is excessive.

No definite decision over Cuadrado's future is expected to be made before Colombia's World Cup adventure ends.

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