Arsenal battle German giants for Serie ‘A’ star

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Arsenal face competition from German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, according to reports.

Italian publication Gazetta dello Sport claims the Bundesliga duo have followed the Gunners’ lead by taking an interest in the 23-cap Colombia international, who joined Fiorentina permanently this summer after a successful spell on loan last season.

Arsene Wenger was linked with a move for the player as recently as yesterday, with TalkSPORT claiming that Arsenal sent scouts to watch the player in action on Sunday, as his brace secured a 2-1 victory over Chievo.

The radio station goes on to report that the Gunners would have to pay in the region of £20million to bring the winger to north London after his fine start to the season at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Arsenal aren't short of options out wide, with Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla all capable of performing on either flank in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Cuadrado, who can also play at full-back, would provide the Gunners with another attacking option, although it's clear the Premier League outfit will now face a challenge to land the player in the New Year.

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