Manchester United may have more of a pressing need for a signing of Juan Cuadrado's calibre, but the player in question favours a move from Fiorentina to Barcelona more than a transfer to Old Trafford. So much so, that the Colombian - one of the most versatile players in world football - is "waiting on a call" from the Camp Nou club.
Cuadrado has had the chance to impress potential suitors in Spain as he has represented Fiorentina during a brief pre-season tour involving games against Malaga and Real Betis.
The player, a 26-year-old responsible for 118 successful dribbles, the creation of 61 goal-scoring opportunities (five of which were assists) and 11 goals from 96 shots, is one of the most coveted players in the current summer market.
Not only have United identified the player as a summer-long target, but Chelsea, too, have emerged as the third horse in the race for the Viola athlete's signature.
According to the latest news, though, it is only Barcelona who he wants to hear from.
"The 26-year-old Colombian schemer is waiting on a call from Barcelona to decide his future," wrote MARCA recently, who added to their reporting of the prospective transfer today, Wednesday, by remarking that Manchester United had offered €40 million for the player - and Barcelona have resigned themselves to matching that.
A final spanner in the works could be the Serie A side wanting to capitalise on the auctioning process and reportedly believe they can squeeze out €50 million for their prized asset.