FC Barcelona and Manchester United are reportedly close to giving up on Juan Cuadrado after Fiorentina remain adamant on their £40 million asking price.
Some reports state Cuadrado has a gentleman’s agreement with the Catalan giants, while other sources claim the player agreed personal terms with the Red Devils recently.
Barcelona could have the edge because they are playing Champions League football, but club bosses reportedly grow impatient with Fiorentina’s unwillingness to lower their demands.
The 26-year-old, who convinced for Colombia at the World Cup, has only one year left on his contract and the Seria A side might risk losing him for free next summer.
Barcelona sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta, recently confirmed the Blaugrana are still in the market for another player despite having spent over £126 million already this summer.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are also still chasing their own stellar signing after Louis van Gaal recently indicated he gets more and more frustrated with the club’s transfer activities.
Cuadrado, who can play as right back or right winger, would fit in both club’s profiles after Barcelona want to replace Dani Alves in the long-term and United are still chasing at least one quality winger.
The Fiorentina star scored 11 goals and assisted further seven in Seria A last season, while also shining with one goal and four assists at the World Cup in Brazil.
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