Man United close in on Cuadrado; Vermaelen set for Barcelona

Sky Bet gives the latest odds on Manchester United’s hunt to sign Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado, while Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen looks set to join Barcelona.

LONDON (SportingAlert) — Sky Bet gives the latest odds on Manchester United’s hunt to sign Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado, while Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen looks set to join Barcelona.

Sky Bet, following a “flurry of bets” on him moving to the English Premier League, is now backing World Cup star Cuadrado at 4/6 to make a switch to Old Trafford.

It is understood that the winger is close to complete a £36million switch from Fiorentina to Manchester United, as new manager Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his squad for the coming season.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal has apparently pulled the plug on trying to sign Belgian defender Vermaelen from Arsenal with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger agreeing a £15million fee.

According to reports, Van Gaal was not willing to involve a swap deal involving Chris Smalling for Vermaelen, with Manchester United only wanting to do a cash only deal.

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