Barcelona have made a late offer for Juan Cuadrado, putting Manchester United’s earlier bid on hold as Fiorentina looks to benefit from a bidding war, Express reports.

United made a bid of £28 million last week and was favourites to begin negotiations with the Colombian star until the La Liga giants joined the race to acquire his services.

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With two European elites chasing the 26-year-old versatile midfielder, the Serie A side look to see his value rise as they expect rival bids to go over £30 million.

His displays at the World Cup for the Colombian national team made him a worthy target for both clubs and with his pace and power, they will indeed benefit from his signing.

Cuadrado played five games for his nation in Brazil, netting one goal and providing another four assist to end the tournament on a high note despite most of the focus being on his star team-mate James Rodriguez, who recently signed for Real Madrid.