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Manchester United Receive Transfer Boost Over Long-Term Target Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado will not be part of Fiorentina’s squad to face Real Madrid…

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Manchester United’s hopes of signing Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado have received a boost with the news that the Colombian winger has been left out of his club’s squad to face Real Madrid today.

The Daily Mail suggests that the 26-year-old, who has also been linked with a move to Barcelona, could be set to finally confirm his move away from the Viola next week, as rumours regarding his future continue to circle.

United boss Louis van Gaal has made just two additions to his squad so far this summer – bringing in Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Southampton full-back Luke Shaw – as he attempts to rebuild the side that finished seventh in the Premier League last season.

The Old Trafford boss is believed to be a long term admirer of Cuadrado who, along with Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, has reportedly been a transfer target throughout the summer.

Cuadrado signed for Fiorentina in 2012, and has since played 83 games for the club, scoring 20 goals in the process.

But it was his displays for Colombia at the World Cup that really brought him to the attention of Europe’s top teams, where he linked up with James Rodriguez to help fire the South American nation to the quarter-finals.

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