Arsenal have made Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado their No. 1 priority transfer target for the summer, according to the Metro.
The paper reports that despite losing out on the winger last month, Arsene Wenger has been impressed by his sensational form this year in the Serie A and has subsequently made it his primary goal to bring the 25-year-old to the Emirates.
Rumours suggest that the Frenchman is willing to part with £15million in order to secure his services, with both Fiorentina and Udinese (they co-own the player) unable to come to an agreement as to who will have him next season.
As such any money they Gunners pay for Cuadrado would be split evenly between the two Italian clubs, which may well tempt them both into consenting to a sale.
The Metro goes on to state that Arsenal’s chief Italian scout, Tony Banfield, has handed Wenger extensive reports on the Colombian’s progress at Fiorentina and the north Londoner’s are now looking into the possibility of the player getting a work-permit were he to make the switch to the Premier League.
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