Juan Cuadrado representatives in city ahead of Manchester United move

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Representatives of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado are in Manchester ahead of the player's proposed £35 million transfer to Manchester United. Chelsea and Barcelona have been strongly linked with the Colombia international, but could be pipped to his signature by the Red Devils if this latest report proves accurate.

This new development comes courtesy of BBC reporter Richard Askam, who tweeted earlier on Monday afternoon: "Cuadrado to Manchester United does appear to be getting ever closer. Hear his representatives are in the city #mufc."

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Cuadrado has 'agreed' personal terms with United

It was reported this morning by Catalan newspaper Sport that Cuadrado has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League giants.

However, they are yet to meet Fiorentina's asking price for the 26-year-old. The Italian club are believed to be holding out for a cool €40 million for the winger, who would become Louis van Gaal's first-choice right wing-back at Old Trafford if the transfer goes through.

Fiorentina prepare for Cuadrado departure

Fiorentina are resigned to losing Cuadrado before the summer transfer window closes - the club's president Andrea Della Valle admitted as much in an interview last week - and have prepared for his departure by securing the services of Chelsea's Marko Marin.

The one-time Germany international underwent a medical with the Italian club earlier today and will join the club on an initial season-long loan deal before finalising a permanent deal at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

Cuadrado happy to join Manchester United

Well-connected Marca journalist Marco Lopez reported on Friday that United have won the race to sign Cuadrado ahead of Barcelona, who are eyeing a long-term replacement for Dani Alves.

Lopez added that Cuadrado had given his agent the green light with plans to press on and conclude a deal with the Red Devils. This was followed up on Sunday by the Daily Mail, who reported that Cuadrado's agent had landed in Manchester on Saturday to finalise the multi-million pound negotiations.

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Chelsea enter race

United will be keen to wrap up a transfer for Cuadrado as soon as possible, with Chelsea having entered the race.

Jose Mourinho might be looking at the live-wire South American as a potential replacement for Germany international Andre Schurrle, who remains a transfer target for La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

Mourinho will need to act quickly to prevent Cuadrado signing for Manchester United. But as the wily Portuguese coach proved with his dramatic pursuit of Brazil international Willian, who had completed a medical with Tottenham before ending up at Stam

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