Arsenal bid £22m for Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, according to reports in Colombia.

Following our earlier report that PSG were leading the chase for the ex-Chelsea winger, Arsenal have stepped up their interest in the form of a bid, Colombian radio station RCN have claimed.

Cuadrado moved to Juventus on a permanent deal in May, having spent the previous two years on loan with the Italian champions. He moved as a result of a clause that was triggered when the Old Lady yet again won the Serie A, for a reported £17.5m. So for Juventus, a £22m sale would represent a quick profit.

The 29-year-old scored three goals and added 10 assists in 45 appearances last season, which isn’t a total that would get Arsenal excited, especially given he will soon be in his thirties. There’s also little evidence he’s keen to leave.

Cuadrado is clearly talented, but with the arrival of Lacazette and Arsenal’s reported interest in Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez, it’s unlikely they will make a genuine approach for the Colombian.