Arsenal given hope in race to sign top transfer target Cuadrado

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Arsenal appear to have been handed a boost in the race to sign Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, reports suggest.

According to talkSPORT, his current club and Serie A rivals Udinese - who each own 50% - are struggling to reach an agreement over the player's ownership rights, with Fiorentina supposedly willing to pay £9 million and their rivals holding out for around £12.5 million.

The same source further reports that such a deal is made more difficult by Fiorentina additionally looking to land Colombian forward Luis Muriel.

Such difficulties between the respective IItalian outfits would seem to give Arsenal hope in their own pursuit of Cuadrado, with reports last month having stated that the Gunners have made him their top transfer target.

However, Arsenal's chances of going on to complete a deal of their own for the versatile wideman are likely to be challenged by the apparent interest of reigning European champions Bayern Munich.

Arsenal - whose Champions League exit at the hands of the Bundesliga champions has been followed by a somewhat iffy run of domestic form - should perhaps be prioritising the signing of a new striker to provide adequate competition for Olivier Giroud.

However, Cuadrado is an extremely versatile and pacy talent whose ability to play anywhere down the flank could well be very useful for Arsene Wenger as he attempts to plot another title push next season.

Bayern Munich may presumably be thinking exactly the same thing, yet it appears extremely questionable that Pep Guardiola has any need to further boost his already stellar midfield cast at the Allianz Arena.

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