Report: Barcelona give Cuadrado until Friday to decide

Barcelona have reportedly issued Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado with a deadline to make up his mind whether he wants to sign for them.

Time may be running out for Colombian international Juan Cuadrado to make his mind up where he wants to play next season.

The Fiorentina man has become hot property in the transfer market and is reportedly the subject of a bid from Barcelona and possibly Manchester United too.

Cuadrado went on holiday after the World Cup but must now decide whether he wants to stay put or find a new club.

Fiorentina have always insisted that they want to keep their star man, but they are aware that they can't compete financially with the clubs that have been linked to him.

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Barcelona have tabled a bid and want to complete a deal for Cuadrado by the end of the week.

Barcelona have allegedly become frustrated at waiting and have told Cuadrado that he has to make his mind up before the end of Friday.

It is possible that Fiorentina are trying to delay any final decision in order to encourage a bidding war between Cuadrado's potential suitors.

The 26-year-old is valued at around £25 million, but he could fetch as much as £35 million if two clubs are competing for his signature.

One major obstacle to any move could be Cuadrado's family, who are very close to him and are said to be settled in Florence.

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