Barcelona are interested in beating Juventus to the signature of Colombian wing back Juan Cuadrado, according to reports.
The Colombian is currently spending the season on loan at Juventus and has impressed with his performances for the Turin club since joining them in August.
Juventus want the midfielder stay at the club beyond the current campaign and in October, ESPN reported that Juventus Manager Massimo Allegri is pleased with the winger’s contribution at the club and could make his deal permanent at the end of the season.
However, Squawka via Ita Sport Press now claims Barcelona are prepared to table a bid of €25m for the winger’s services.
It is believed that the Catalan club sees Cuadrado as a potential replacement for Dani Alves despite the Brazilian recently signing a new deal with the Spanish club.
However, Juventus are still ahead of the Spanish club in signing the player as we were made to understand that the player prefers to stay in the Serie A.
The Colombian winger struggled for form at Chelsea and he failed to impress Jose Mourinho in his time at West London.
Juventus doesn’t have a clause in Cuadrado’s loan contract that will enable them sign him permanently, but talks with his agent will try to make sure the transfer happens
Cuadrado scored his first goal for Juventus in october against the Old lady’s local rivals Torino. Cuadrado failed to score a goal for Chelsea in 13 appearances for the club.