Man United no longer in for Cuadrado, preparing €70m Di Maria bid [Sport + Marca]
The consensus in the Spanish press is fairly clear: Manchester United have given up on Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado to concentrate their efforts on bringing in Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
Marca report that Manchester United are preparing a 70 million euro bid for Di Maria who is keen to leave the Bernabeu.
Di Maria, despite a fantastic 2013/2014 season, is not happy with his current salary at Real Madrid and Manchester United will have to pay seven million euros per year to the Argentine midfielder.
United had been heavily linked with Cuadrado, who impressed for Colombia at the World Cup and seems keen to leave The Viola for a bigger club.
Catalan paper Sport have revealed that Barcelona are now in the box seat to sign Cuadrado, with Manchester United having left the race to concentrate on Di Maria.
Barcelona hope to drive down the price for Cuadrado as they are the only realistic club left in for the Colombian, although they may have to sell Dani Alves first.
This comes just as Louis van Gaal has been quoted talking about the lack of high class wingers at Old Trafford.
LVG: “We don’t have attacking wingers to give us width. Or, I should say, we don’t have wingers of the highest level, like Ronaldo or Di Maria, or somebody like that.”
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