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Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella hopes the departure of Juan Cuadrado will not distract his team from taking three points at Genoa on Saturday.

Montella announced ahead of his team's trip to Liguria that the Viola had sold Cuadrado to Chelsea pending a medical.

As part of the deal that will see the Colombian winger move to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's out-of-favour forward Mohamed Salah is set to join the Florence outfit on loan.

``We cannot be distracted or use this as an excuse,'' Montella told the...

Juan Cuadrado will join Chelsea, says Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik analyses how Juan Cuadrado would fit within Chelsea's starting XI.

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella claims Juan Cuadrado will join Chelsea, but that his sale this winter was inevitable, admitting his club could not turn down the offer made for the Colombian.

The Blues have reportedly activated a 35-million-euro release clause in Cuadrado's contract with a combination of an up-front fee, further bonus payments and Mohamed Salah on loan.

Although the move has yet to be rubber-stamped by either club, Montella was already considering Cuadrado an ex-Fiorentina player...

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Is Cuadrado a good fit for Chelsea?

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik analyses how Juan Cuadrado would fit within Chelsea's starting XI.

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Chelsea expect to sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina at weekend - sources

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik analyses how Juan Cuadrado would fit within Chelsea's starting XI.
Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella denies Juan Cuadrado is set for a move to Premier League side Chelsea.

Chelsea are set to complete the transfer of Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado "within the next 48 hours" with Mohamed Salah potentially going the other way on loan, club sources have told ESPN FC.

Cuadrado, 26, signed a new contract including a buyout clause worth 27 million pounds (35 million euros) last summer, which Chelsea will have to match.

Sources told ESPN FC that the London club have not yet activated the clause but have reached agreement on personal terms with the Colombian winger.

Chelsea will...

 By Ben Gladwell

Alberto Gilardino returns to Fiorentina on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande

ESPN FC's Ross Dyer expounds upon the implications of Fiorentina and Roma's 1-1 draw.

Fiorentina have completed the loan signing of Alberto Gilardino from Guangzhou Evergrande, bringing back the striker who scored 59 goals for the club between 2008 and 2012.

Gilardino, 32, has signed a short-term contract with Vincenzo Montella's side running until the end of the season, with an option to then make the move permanent in the summer.

He will provide competition to Mario Gomez as the Viola face key Serie A, Europa League and Coppa Italia games in the final four months of the campaign.

"It's...