Manchester United transfer news: Juan Cuadrado wants Fiorentina exit as Serie A side move for Marko Marin

The Colombia international is among Louis van Gaal's summer targets

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Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Juan Guillermo Cuadrado after the player told his current club he wants to leave.

After impressing at this summer's World Cup, the winger has found himself linked with a host of Europe's top clubs. The situation seems to have turned the 26-year-old's head according to Fiorentina's club president.

“I met with Juan (Cuadrado) today, and he asked me if he could leave. I asked him, 'Stay one more year', but I’m not optimistic,” Andrea Della told Sport Mediaset.

“Faced with an important offer, the boy wants to leave. We’ll give ourselves time until the end of August, but even without him we’ll be ultra-competitive.”

Fiorentina are on the verge of signing Chelsea winger Marko Marin on a season-long loan deal, a move which will be viewed as the Serie A club bringing in a replacement. The Italians confirmed on their Twitter account that Marin was in Florence to undergo a medical.

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Louis van Gaal is keen to strengthen in the wide department this summer with Manchester United also linked with a move for Angel Di Maria.

However, reports today suggest Cuadrado has moved into pole position from among the possible candidates to fill the wings at Old Trafford.


Catalan newspaper Sport, which suggests that Barcelona are among those keen on signing the winger, report that the Fiorentina player has already agreed terms with United.