Barcelona are stepping up efforts to sign Colombian full-back Juan Cuadrado, according to El Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalans have made the Fiorentina star their primary target to replace Dani Alves and they seem to have convinced the player that his future lies at Camp Nou.
However, they need to reach an agreement on the transfer fee with both Fiorentina and Udinese, as the player is co-owned by the Serie A rivals.
El Mundo Deportivo understands that Barcelona are ready to start the bidding at €20 million for the full stake in Cuadrado.
Fiorentina and Udinese are holding out for €15 million each, but the Catalans hope they can purchase the full-back for a combined fee of €25 million.
Cuadrado’s versatility is likely to prove a major asset should he complete a switch to Barcelona seeing as how the Colombian can play on both flanks, as a full-back or a winger.
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