Fiorentina’s Cuadrado edges closer to a departure from Italy.
Arsenal and Bayern Munich have been put on alert as Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado looks to be edging ever closer to a move away from Serie A, according to the Mirror.
The Colombian is co-owned by Udinese, but has been playing in Florence this season and has been catching the eye of some of Europe’s elite.
Cuadrado has seven goals and six assists this term in all competitions and has helped guide La Viola to fourth in the Italian top tier and the Coppa Italia final.
Fiorentina are preparing to buy Udinese out for the 25-year-old and that could pave the way for the South American to leave Italy.
Bayern and the Gunners are both understood to have made inquiries for the Colombia international, whilst Premier League duo Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are also keeping a close eye.
Cuadrado generally plays as a right winger, but can also play slightly deeper and has even been known to star at right-back.
The Bundesliga champions are thought to be leading the chase for the attacker, but Arsene Wenger sees a place for the player at the Emirates Stadium.
If Cuadrado were to complete the switch to north London then he would be competing with the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Serge Gnabry for a place in the first team.
It may be slightly frustrating for fans of the club however that Wenger keeps identifying attacking midfielders as transfer targets, despite the fact that Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo are the only available strikers.
Check out the 10 worst Arsenal flops of the Premier League era.
Read more Arsenal transfer news.