Arsenal dealt transfer blow in chase of Columbian star

Barcelona are now favourites to sign Juan Cuadrado after the club is said to have agreed terms with the player despite being linked with Arsenal, according to TalkSPORT.

Arsene Wenger looks set to lose Bacary Sagna after his contract expires at the end of the season as he lined up Cuadrado, who is now possibly going to Spain, to be his successor at right back.

With French side Paris Saint Germain rumoured to make a move for Dani Alves in the summer, the Columbian international is seen as an ideal replacement for the Brazilian full back. 

The 25-year-old has been in great form for his current side Fiorentina as sources from Spain are saying that the club has already confirmed talks with the Catalan giants in order to negotiate a potential move.

The player, who is co-owned by Fiorentina and Udinese, is believed to cost around £16m with that being the benchmark price in which the transfer offer will begin.

Cuadrado is considered to be very versatile player because he can be picked at full back as well as a more advance attacking option and has featured in seven different positions for his club, scoring 11 goals from 35 appearances in all competitions this season.