Valencia are keen to beat Arsenal to the signature of Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, according to El Gol Digital.
The Spanish club’s manager Marcelino had earmarked the Colombian international as a potential signing during the summer but Valencia were unable to finalise a deal for the player.
Cuadrado still remains a target for the La Liga side, El Gol Digital reports, but they are now concerned that they could lose out to Arsenal in the race for the 29 year old.
Reports in Italy have suggested the Gunners may turn their attentions to the ex Chelsea player as an option in the January transfer window, with the departure of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool last month, and the potential of also losing Alexis Sanchez in January.
Valencia are said to be concerned about the financial might of Arsenal, as well as the attraction of London itself, as being influential factors in the Colombian’s decision to reject a switch to Spain, and make his return to England instead.