Bayern Munich are stepping up their efforts to sign Colombian winger Juan Guillermo Cuadrado from Fiorentina, La Repubblica has revealed.
Viola have only recently managed to acquire the full ownership of the highly rated footballer, but it appears the full-back will not be staying at Artemio Franchi for much longer.
According to La Repubblica, Bayern Munich are close to agreeing personal terms with Cuadrado’s agents.
It is believed that the two sides will settle on a long-term contract worth around €4 million per season, but the Bavarians have yet to reach an understanding with Fiorentina.
Having spent a total of €22 million on the Colombia international, it is thought that Viola are holding out for no less than €40 million.
The likes of Barcelona and few other top clubs are also showing interest in the player who has enjoyed a bright start to the World Cup campaign, helping Colombia record two wins by producing a total of three assists.