The Serie A club are reluctant to let the Colombian winger leave for anything less thant his ??26.8million buyout clause, but reports claim that the World Cup star wants to join the Premier League leaders this month.
No formal offer has yet been accepted for Cuadrado, who played for Fiorentina against Roma on Sunday, and his current??manager Vincenzo Montella is at pains to let him leave following??21 goals in 82 appearances for the club.
Montella said last week: “I believe, as of today, there are no possibilities he will leave Fiorentina. He knows this and that these situations get exaggerated.
“I’m not angry with the media, In this case I’m not referring to the media, but to football. All that is being said is just talk and nothing more. The player is not involved in all of this.”
Chelsea are understood to have made an offer of ??20.6million for Cuadrado, which was turned down last Wednesday.
The deal is believe to also hinge on the potential exits from west London of Mohamed Salah, who is of interest to Roma, and Andre Schurrle, who is wanted by Wolfsburg.