Arsenal consider transfer bids for Pedro, Di Maria & Cuadrado

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has taken his hunt for a new world-class winger into overdrive ahead of the summer transfer window.

According to the Daily Star, Wenger is now seriously considering a transfer offer for either Barcelona's Pedro and Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado while retaining an interest in Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria.

The latter of the three seems the most unlikely to join Arsenal in the summer. Di Maria seemed set to join Arsenal last summer in a £25m deal but he has since forced his way back into Carlo Ancelotti's plans.

Although Wenger is happy to continue monitoring the Argentinian's progress, he has now highlighted both Pedro and Cuadrado as potential alternatives.

Cuadrado has impressed in Serie A this season, scoring 15 goals in 39 games for the Viola. However, any transfer move would have to be negotiated with Udinese and Fiorentina, who co-own the player. Both clubs are looking for around £10m for their half of the player.

Pedro, who has won countless titles with Spain and Barcelona, is also set to be sold by his club this summer. Barcelona have told potential suitors that the 26-year-old is available for the right price and Arsenal are interested.

Wenger has a transfer budget of £100m to strengthen his Arsenal squad this summer and is also looking to sign a new striker a central midfielder, a right-back and at least one goalkeeper this summer.

However, any potential move from Arsenal for either Pedro or Cuadrado is likely to alert Premier League rivals Liverpool, who are reportedly keen on both players.

Brendan Rodgers has relied heavily on the attacking talents of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez since taking charge at Anfield in 2012 and is looking to add more potency to Liverpool's wide play.

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