Arsenal target would prefer Barcelona switch


Arsenal transfer target Juan Cuadrado has set his sights on a move to Barcelona, according to talkSPORT.

The Fiorentina winger is attracting strong interest from a host of top clubs across Europe, with Bayern Munich and Juventus both also believed to be monitoring his situation.

Arsene Wenger is believed to be in the market for new attacking talent, and has identified the 25-year-old as a potential January signing.

Cuadrado is valued at around £20million, and has supposedly been the subject of an enquiry from La Liga champions Barcelona.

The Colombian international moved to deny there had been contact with the Catalan giants, but did hint he would be open to a move if the opportunity arose.

He told Spanish newspaper El 9 Esportiu: “There have been no contacts with Barcelona, but I’m working to improve myself and play for a big club.

“However, my mind is with Fiorentina, a club where I am fine. Barcelona are one of the clubs I follow the most because I like their style of play. Even at Fiorentina, possession is our strong point.”

Wenger may well test the players resolve with a January bid.

The Gunners boss has money to spend as he looks to add players capable of helping his side remain at the top of the Premier League.

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