Manchester United reportedly facing more competition for £32m star

Roma have reportedly joined the race for Manchester United-linked star Juan Cuadrado.

The future of Fiorentina ace Juan Cuadrado has been put firmly in the balance this summer as a number of clubs have allegedly shown an interest.

Only last week fresh reports surfaced hinting that Liverpool were in pole position to land the star as boss Brendan Rodgers remains active in the transfer market despite The Reds already sealing three deals.

A day later, however, Manchester United were then said to be ready to pay his reported £32million asking price in the Italian media, causing quite a stir in the North West of England.

Others clubs such as Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Barcelona have also been linked, and the list seems to be getting longer with each passing week as Serie A outfit Roma are the latest club to reportedly show an interest.

According to Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, the Giallorossi have already held talks with his agent and despite not meeting in person, a reunion could be arranged next week.

Roma are keen to strengthen this summer as they bid to close the gap on Italian champions Juventus as well as make inroads in next season’s edition of the Champions League.

Cuadrado, however, has a number of possible suitors abroad and after spending five years in Italy since his arrival in 2009, the Colombian international may wish to challenge himself elsewhere.

The 26-year-old is renowned for his frightening pace and excellent dribbling skills out on the wing, a style which would ultimately fit in well with United’s famed footballing philosophy.

United boss Louis Van Gaal remains eager to add more faces to his squad, although if the Dutchman wants the flying South American at Old Trafford next season, he may not have long left to thrash out a potential deal.

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