Manchester United plot £32m swoop for Juan Cuadrado

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Manchester United are lining up Columbian star Juan Cuadrado in a bid worth £32million, according to the Daily Star.

United’s boss Louis van Gaal has been calming a lot people’s expectations with regards to thinking that he will spend big over the summer. Arjen Robben is among the calibre of player that Red Devils fans were previously expecting to see at Old Trafford this season.

These reports have naturally been turned into various suggestions that the Dutch manager is seeking to improve his squad with quality additions, and the current Fiorentina midfielder is certainly one of those.

Another interested party are the Catalan giants Barcelona, who are also interested in the Columbian’s signature, although United will attempt to beat the offer of their Spanish counterparts.

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Manchester United signings so far

Ander Herrera was the first signing Van Gaal made as Manchester United manager, with the fee reported to be worth £28.85million on a four-year-contract from Athletic Bilbao, as relayed by SkySports.

The holding midfielder will compete with the likes of Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverly and Marouane Fellaini for a place in United’s starting XI.

The £27million paid for the Southampton full back Luke Shaw was on the steep side, but there is no denying the gifts he bares; he is an England regular in the future for sure.

A deal was also reached for 17-year-old goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic from FK Vojvodina. The player will stay at the Serbian club for the forthcoming season and officially be a United player for the 2015/16 footballing calendar.

United offloads

Among the players to be released this summer were the previously formidable center back pairing of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. The Serbian ended up at Inter Milan and the Englishman switched from Manchester to London in the form of Queens Park Rangers.

£1.5 million was all it took Van Gaal to be persuaded to sell Patrice Evra to Juventus. The enigma that is Bebe has moved to the Portuguese side Benfica who will be hoping the form he showed on a loan stint to another team from Portugal – Pacos de Ferreira – before the World Cup in Brazil can be rekindled. 

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