Arsenal have reportedly offered Juventus £22 million for winger Juan Cuadrado, according to reports in Colombia (via the Metro).
The report claims that Arsene Wenger has personally demanded the Gunners land the former Chelsea star and that talks between the two clubs are continuing.
Arsenal are clearly in the hunt for a winger with speculation claiming interest in Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez, and Cuadrado is the latest name to be linked with the Gunners.
The Colombian’s deal at the Italian champions was only made permanent in May, after two seasons on loan, but it appears he could be made available for sale.
The report also claims Juve would be willing to sell for €30m (£26.3m) and cites interest from Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.
Cuadrado has experience of the Premier League, of course, after his brief time with Chelsea although it was a rather ill-fated spell with the Colombian swiftly heading to Juve on loan.
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He has looked far happier in Serie A where he was won two Italian titles and the Coppa Italia twice, as well as helping the club to the Champions League final last season.
Cuadrado made 21 league starts last season, scoring twice and contributing six assists, for Massimilano Allegri’s men.
While Arsenal seem set to sign a winger this summer, it’s difficult to assess how much truth there is in this report.
A move for Thomas Lemar is looking difficult due to Monaco’s reluctance to sell and, at the moment, at least a move for Riyad Mahrez seems far more likely.