Pellegrini to beat United to £28m signing.
Manchester City are ready to meet the £28m release clause to sign Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado ahead of bitter rivals Manchester United, according to the Daily Express.
Manuel Pellegrini is desperate to improve his squad after a difficult start to the season, with the talented Colombian wide-man emerging as one of his top targets.
Attacking players such as Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri have been somewhat below par this season, and there’s no doubt Cuadrado could make an excellent signing at £28m.
The 26-year-old has a release clause with the Serie A side, and has long been tracked by other top clubs such as United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.