Catalan newspaper Sport are claiming Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado but suggests the two clubs are yet to agree on a fee for the Colombian.
Cuadrado, 26, has become the latest player to be heavily linked with a move to United following an admission from Fiorentina chief Della Valle that Cuadrado would be allowed to leave this summer for the right price and despite already signing six players this summer, Barcelona have hinted they’re still in the market for more players so remain firmly in contention for Cuadrado.
Sky Sports are reporting that Chelsea winger Marko Marin is in Fiorentina to complete his medical ahead of a season long loan move, something that would indicate La Viola have already began the process of finding a Cuadrado replacement.
However, on the contrary to all these reports and interest, some members of the British press have clearly been briefed that Cuadrado is not a target for the club, in much the same fashion as they were with Arturo Vidal.
As of this morning the understanding is that #mufc have no interest in Juan Cuadrado…
— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) August 11, 2014
Man United are not in for Juan Cuadrado or Angel Di Maria.
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) August 11, 2014
Just to make it that little bit more confusing, there are others who are reporting Cuadrado’s representatives could be in Manchester.
Cuadrado to Manchester United does appear to be getting ever closer. Hear his representatives are in the city #mufc
— Richard Askam (@richaskam) August 11, 2014
It means the Cuadrado story has descended into a bit off a muddy mess just like so many of United’s recent transfer stories but as the British press didn’t have a clue about a deal for Ander Herrera until the foreign press reported it, maybe that’s also the case with Cuadrado.
It’s clear that Cuadrado is available for the right price but what isn’t clear at this stage is whether United is going to be his destination.