Manchester United are the favourites to secure the signature of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to the Express.
The report has suggested that the Red Devils are ready to make a January bid for the highly rated Colombian, with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich also seemingly interested in the player's services.
Change of heart
Despite the fact that Cuadrado only signed a new deal with the Serie A outfit in the summer, the same report has suggested that the winger has had a change of heart, and is now on the lookout for a move away from the club.
The 26-year-old has gone from strength-to-strength in recent time after starring at this past summer's World Cup, but it appears that he's grown frustrated in Italy's elite division as Fiorentina have endured a tricky start to the campaign.
In fact, his side are currently sitting in 11th place in the Serie A, meaning Cuadrado is now ready to move on in the winter transfer window.
- Manchester United failed to bid for Juan Cuadrado
- Juan Cuadrado could join Manchester United for free
- Van Gaal slammed by ex-boss; he has a 'huge ego'
It appears, then, with the winger's release clause set at £35 million, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could step up his interest in the player in the near future.
United in need?
There's no doubt about it, Cuadrado would only add to Van Gaal's options at Manchester United as the club go in search of success under his regime. At £35m, though, Cuadrado wouldn't come cheap, but could slot nicely down the right hand side of the pitch at the Theatre of Dreams.
In truth, the Red Devils have struggled down that side of late. At right-back - another position that Cuadrado could fill - Rafael da Silva has failed to produce top performances on a consistent basis.
And, out on the wing, the likes of Antonio Valencia and teenager Adnan Januzaj haven't been able to make the position their own throughout the campaign so far. With Angel di Maria down the left hand side, United would have quite the attacking threat down the flanks if they secured the services of Cuadrado.
Manchester United fans: Do you think your club should sign the Colombian star? Have your say in the comments section below!
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms