Colombian World Cup star Juan Cuadrado has rejected moves to both Arsenal and Manchester United to join Barcelona, reports in Spain claim.
The Fiorentina star has attracted the attention of a number of big European clubs after proving to be a sensation for Colombia during the World Cup.
Recent reports claim United had launched a £30m bid to secure his services while Arsenal and Bayer Munich are also monitoring his situation.
Nevertheless, Spanish newspaper Sport reports Barcelona are leading the race to secure his services as he wants to join the Catalans, having already said no to a recent Arsenal approach.
According to the reports, the La Liga giants have been monitoring the Fiorentina star's development since last year, approaching him regarding a summer move before the Brazil finals.
Indeed, Sport understands the Catalans already have an agreement with the Colombian star, having earmarked him as a replacement for Dani Alves – as he can play both as a winger and a full-back.
However and even though Cuadrado still wants a move to the Nou Camp, Sport believes securing his services will be a tough job for the Catalans.
While before the World Cup, Barcelona were expected to secure his services for less than £25m, Sport claim that Fiorentina are now demanding more, having recently turn down a £22m bid from Arsenal.
The Serie A side only recently bought the complete ownership rights for the winger from Udinese for £20m and recently co-owner Andrea Della Valle said they will do every effort to keep him in their ranks.
"We will do everything possible to keep hold of Cuadrado, it is a difficult situation, but my first aim is to keep Cuadrado in FlorenceThere are no firm price-tags set, nor have I spoken to any clubs. I must admit, Cuadrado's performances and visibility in the World Cup are not helping." Della Valle said.