Chelsea are close to confirming three deals on deadline day in the January transfer window after Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs confirmed Andre Schurrle's return to the Bundesliga is on the brink of completion.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho has stated throughout the window that the Premier League leaders will only react to departures and the sale of Schurrle is expected to trigger the signing of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, which will also see Mohamed Salah join the Italian club on loan.
At the end of January, Viola confirmed the Colombia international would move to Chelsea during the winter transfer window but that is unlikely to be the only business conducted by the west Londoners on the final day of business.
Schurrle had been heavily linked with a move to Wolfsburg in January for a fee approaching £23m and club official Allofs says a deal is close to being confirmed.
"Yes there is a big chance of this happening," he said. "As things stand, the transfer is perfect. But now, it's about money. If it´s a major or minor problem is up to everybody´s own opinion.
"As we still see we are not 100% with Chelsea, they probably see it as a major problem. As everybody can imagine, it's not very much fun to us to try to seal this deal in so many little steps."
The deal regarding Schurrle moved closer on the final day after confirmation the players had been included on the German Football League transfers list, where all prospective deals on the final day of trading must be included ahead of the 5pm deadline.
Though all three deals are expected to be completed before the 11pm deadline, with the move of Schurrle likely to be the catalyst for the others to be confirmed, Chelsea, Wolfsburg and Fiorentina all face an anxious wait and will hope for no delays in the coming hours.