Arsenal face competition from three teams to sign 29-year-old attacker – report

Arsenal will have to see off competition from AC Milan, Inter Milan and AS Roma, according to reports in Italy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal will face competition from Serie A clubs for the signature of Juan Cuadrado, according to reports in Italy.

Transfermarketweb is reporting that the Gunners are one of the teams interested in signing the Colombia international in the summer transfer window.

The same article states that Arsene Wenger is looking to bring in another attacker to bolster his Gunners squad following a disappointing seventh-place finish last season.

However, Arsenal have been told by Serie A champions Juventus that Cuadrado will cost interested suitors £32m in the current transfer window.

According to the Italian website, the Gunners will have to see off competition from AC Milan, Inter Milan and AS Roma to complete a deal to sign Cuadrado.

The South American midfielder scored two goals and made nine assists in 30 appearances for the Italian champions last season.

However, Arsenal supporters will have their reservations about signing Cuadrado given his struggles during a brief spell at Chelsea.

The west London side sent Cuadrado on loan to Juventus in the 2015-16 season before the South American completed a permanent transfer to the Turin outfit last summer.

Fact file: Juan Cuadrado

– Juan Cuadrado started his Serie A career with Udinese before the attacking midfielder completed a loan move to Lecce.

– The Colombian midfielder came into own at Fiorentina following his €13m to Florence.

– Cuadrado scored 20 times in 85 games in Serie A before a £21m move to Chelsea in January 2014.

– However, the South American made just 14 appearances for Chelsea before returning to Italy with Juventus.

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