Tuttosport is reporting that Fiorentina will soon become sole owners of Colombian full-back Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
The highly rated midfielder is currently co-owned with Udinese, but the two clubs are in talks over the player’s permanent stay at Artemio Franchi.
Fiorentina have stepped up the negotiations in recent weeks and Tuttosport has learned they will agree to pay between €12m and €14m for the other half of the Colombian’s contract, having previously forked out €6.5 million for the co-ownership deal.
Viola could lower the asking price by sending Khouma Babacar in the opposite direction, given that the Friulani are very interested in the player who bagged 20 Serie B goals while on loan at Modena last term.
Even if they complete the signing of Cuadrado this summer, Fiorentina will have problems keeping hold of the star player, given that a number of Europe’s top clubs are considering a move for the Colombia international.