Fiorentina may well have to accept the sale of star winger Juan Cuadrado this summer but they could move for Sami Khedira to try and soften the blow.
It is being reported today that Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella is demanding the Viola keep hold of Cuadrado if the highly-rated young coach is to stay at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
But it looks increasingly like Fiorentina have resigned themselves to having to cash Cuadrado in after they agree the purchase of the remaining 50 percent of his rights from Udinese.
Khedira has only recently returned to action for Carlo Ancelotti's side after six months on the sideline with a knee injury.
The German international appears to have lost his position at Real Madrid and, as he is under contract until 2015, he is most likely to be sold this summer before he can leave for free.
Sportmediaset believes that Fiorentina can handle the transfer fee, which has been estimated at £36m by those who believe Chelsea are ready to bid, which suggests they would be using the Cuadrado windfall.
However, even with that fee paid, Khedira's wages could be a problem and the site claims he would need to significantly reduce his salary, which is currently close to £4m per season.
The wages are also a stumbling block for Roma and it seems that Chelsea have the advantage should they commit to signing Khedira.