Manchester United are set to firm up their interest in Colombia star Juan Cuadrado by bidding £30 million for the sought-after winger, according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo. The Fiorentina forward impressed during his country’s World Cup campaign, which saw them reach the quarter-finals before being beaten by Brazil. And further reports in Spain are indicating that United are set to make the next step in the battle to land Cuadrado’s signature, with Barcelona also very interested in the winger. Louis van Gaal’s side are rumoured to have firmed up their interest since the World Cup due to reports the 27-year-old is uncertain of his future in Italy. Speaking shortly after the summer tournament, Cuadrado said: ‘I don’t know yet what will happen. ‘At this moment I haven’t received any concrete offers from any club. There’s no signal as to whether Barcelona would match any potential offer from United, but Luis Enrique is a long-term admirer of Cuadrado, so could fight United all the way for his signature. Enrique views Caudrado’s versatility as something which could really benefit his team this season, as they look to get back on the trophy haul after a season to forget. Elsewhere, the Catalan giants have been boosted with the recent news that Xavi will be staying at the club along with the arrival of Jeremy Mathieu at the Nou Camp.
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