The same article outlines that Fiorentina will only sell their star man if Chelsea match his £26.8 million release clause, but there are supposedly discussions to loan Mohamed Salah to the Viola as part of the deal, also according to the Mail.
Despite the two clubs struggling to come to an agreement, a new report in TMW has indicated that the 26-year-old has agreed personal terms with the West London club ahead of a transfer, even with the two sides in the early stages of negotiations. It is not a surprise to see the club directly engage with the player’s representatives over wages and squad status before the deal has been confirmed, as it gives them an advantage over other interested parties, and it appears as if Cuadrado is one step close to turning out at Stamford Bridge before the end of this month.
The same report believes that Cuadrado’s agent has been in London for the past few days to work on the agreement, and now all that is being waited on is the two clubs finding an acceptable transfer offer.
Although Salah has been offered to the Viola to lower any potential fee that will have to be paid, Chelsea are still waiting on the outgoing transfer of Andre Schurrle before making a concrete offer, with the need to comply with Financial Fair Play doing much to stabilise their transfer activity.