Juan Cuadrado should join Barcelona, says Faustino Asprilla

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Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado should join Barcelona, according to Colombian football legend Faustino Asprilla. (Tuttomercatoweb)

The Fiorentina winger was the subject of widespread transfer interest during the summer window, after starring for his country at the World Cup in Brazil.

The 26-year-old's stock has been rising steadily in Serie 'A' over the past few years, and Asprilla feels it's time for Cuadrado to move on to elevate his game even further.

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However, in an apparent snub to Louis van Gaal and the Red Devils, the former Newcastle striker hinted the £40 million-rated star should turn down the chance to move to Old Trafford and push for a switch to Camp Nou where he'd be considered one of the best in the world.

Barcelona are currently unable to sign players until January 2016 though, after being hit with a transfer ban, and that could pave way for Manchester United to hijack the prospective deal.

Manchester United gossip:

Super-agent Jorge Mendes could be looking to engineer Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United from Real Madrid in a €70 million transfer. (Sport)

Mendes has already helped facilitate moves for both Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria to Old Trafford, and now could be looking to do the same with his star client.

Nigel De Jong looks set to disappoint Manchester United, with reports suggesting that the Dutch enforcer wants to extend his stay in Serie A. (Daily Express)

Louis van Gaal's hopes of luring the former Manchester City man to Old Trafford are now hanging by a thread with De Jong keen to sign a new contract at the San Siro.

Manchester United could take a £13.1 million loss on Juan Mata when the transfer window re-opens in January, with Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Valencia all lining up £24 million bids for the Spanish playmaker. (Daily Express)

The Red Devils broke their transfer record to sign Mata from Chelsea in a £37.1 million deal in January but Louis van Gaal is apparently ready to let the player leave Old Trafford.

Manchester United will regret their decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal, according to former England international Terry Butcher. (talkSPORT)

The iconic defender has backed the 23-year-old to excel in north London and believes Arsene Wenger has got a real bargain after paying £16 million to lure him from Old Trafford.

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