Manchester United are launching a bid for Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado.

Sky Italia says United will attempt to beat Barcelona to the 26-year-old's signature by offering Fiorentina £32m for his services.

Earlier this week, Van Gaal refused to reveal any major details over his interest in Cuadrado for fear his price-tag would increase.

"I cannot talk about Cuadrado, because if I say something about him the price will rise," he said following his side's 3-1 pre-season victory over Liverpool.

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