Arsenal to make improved £31m offer to land Juventus winger

Rob McCarthy
Juan Cuadrado: Was eager to leave Blues

Arsenal are reportedly ready to make an improved offer in a bid to try and sign Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado.

The Gunners view Cuadrado as a potential like-for-like replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who looks increasingly likely to leave the club this summer as the Gunners look to cash in on their star man before he can leave on a free next summer.

Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of former Chelsea star Cuadrado and had a €16million offer turned down for the player last month.

The Gunners, however, are now being tipped to more than double their bid to €35m (£30.9m) in their efforts to land the attacker, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Juve are open to Cuadrado leaving this summer, despite having recently spent €20m to land the 29-year-old from Chelsea after a successful two-year loan spell in Turin.

The Italian champions are hoping to bring in both Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi in the coming weeks, which would allow Cuadrado to leave should the right offer come in.