A report out of Spain says that Bayern Munich are still chasing Fiorentina winger Juan Guillermo Cuadrado. However, this time they are joined in the hunt with Barcelona and Manchester United. His price tag has also come out... Seriously? That's what it is?
According to Sport, Juan Cuadrado can be purchased from Fiorentina for an astounding €42 million. You read that correctly. Juan Cuadrado is apparently worth €42 million. My tip for Bayern would be to back away from this deal. It's not worth it.
However, this is not the most interesting part of the Sport piece. They claim that Pep Guardiola wanted to sign Marco Reus this summer, but the Bayern board decided against the move. The reason? They have signed too many players from Borussia Dortmund over the last two years. Sport claim that the board are actually pushing Guardiola toward Cuadrado and have opened up discussions directly with Fiorentina co-owner Andrea della Valle.
We first discussed the Cuadrado link when the rumor first hit. I still agree with Ryan that this one seems like a long shot, but you never know these days. The player reportedly isn't interested in going to England, so I have to believe that Cuadrado will end up at Barcelona, if he leaves Fiorentina.