Juan Cuadrado's future could be decided this week.
Juan Cuadrado is being tipped to sign a new Fiorentina contract this week.
The Colombian was strongly tipped as a summer signing for Manchester United as well as Barcelona, but Fiorentina held firm.
The Serie A side made it very clear they would only accept a substantial bid, and effectively priced his suitors out of the market.
Talks over renewing Cuadrado's deal have since begun, and Italian website GianlucadiMarzio.com report:
"The Colombian's contract extension with the Viola is almost done, maybe at the end of the week.The agreement between the club and his agent, Lucci, is set for 5 years.
"The salary is one of the highest of the team, with bonus it is almost as much as Mario Gomez's."
So far this season Cuadrado has had a solid if unspectacular start, with two goals and no assists in his opening six games.
After United bought Angel di Maria, their desire to push to sign him was always in question, and it could be that he was being lined up as a back-up plan.
Any interest subsequently ceasing could explain his willingness to renew his deal, while Barcelona have an upcoming transfer ban to adhere to.