Manchester United have made a £28million bid for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Metro.

The 27-year-old was a United target before the World Cup and boosted his chances of a move away from Italy with a number of glittering performances for Columbia in Brazil.

And such performances appear to have convinced new Old Trafford boss Louis Van Gaal to make an official move for him.

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La Liga giants Barcelona are also keen on the winger and are expected to match United’s bid in the coming days, which is expected to spark a bidding war as both sides go head-to-head to secure one of the stars of this summer’s World Cup.

United’s move for Cuadrado comes just days after a deal for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria fell through, with the Argentinian now expected to join PSG instead.