Manchester United must battle "half of Europe" for Juan Cuadrado

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Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona have all been told that they will have to fight off “half of Europe” if they want to land Juan Cuardrado this summer, after it was confirmed there had been a number of enquiries.

Queue of suitors

Fiorentina co-owner Andrea Dalla Valle spoke publicly this weekend and revealed that the Serie A club had been contacted by a lot of clubs, claiming “half of Europe” were tracking him. All four of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona have been credited with an interest in the Colombia international.

Dalla Valle’s words will have encouraged the likes of Louis van Gaal, Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers because he admits a transfer for Cuadrado is a possibility this summer.

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"When he comes back to us in a couple of weeks we will see if he shows his willingness to continue in Florence and if he still has the necessary motivation to stay with us,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"It's a tricky situation, as half of Europe are knocking on his door.”

Both Manchester United and Liverpool are in need of adding pace in wide areas this summer, while Arsenal have already signed Alexis Sanchez this summer to get some extra pace in the squad.

Wing problems

At Old Trafford, none of Antonio Valencia, Nani and Ashley Young have impressed very much in the past couple of seasons and all three have had their future questioned, though the former has been handed a new contract.

Cuadrado’s ability to play as both a wing-back and winger could be behind the interest from Arsenal and Barcelona, while Liverpool’s sale of Luis Suarez has left a large hole in their attacking ranks.

Rising star

The 26-year-old has been a revelation at Fiorentina since joining permanently from Serie A rivals Udinese and further enhanced his reputation by putting in some impressive performances at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as part of an exciting Colombia side.

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