Fiorentina have already lined up a replacement for Juan Cuardado should the winger complete a move to Chelsea during the January transfer window.

Cuadrado, 26, has emerged as a surprise target for the Premier League side despite manager Jose Mourinho initially suggesting he would not be making changes to his squad.

Fiorentina have already reportedly rejected a bid of £20.6m for the winger, who was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer, but have admitted they will be powerless to stop him leaving if his release clause of €35m (£26m) is activated.

With the Colombian international's future hanging in the balance, Fiorentina club manager Vincenzo Guerini insists the club are prepared for life without Cuadrado, but maintains hope the player will not leave before the window closes.

"The risk of losing the player is there, but we as a club are prepared for any eventuality," Guerini told Sky Sport Italia. "There is nothing [to report at the moment], however.

"The player has renewed his contract and is happy here, plus there is a very high clause. We are prepared for a possible replacement, if someone pays the clause."

Any incoming business at Stamford Bridge this January will likely depend on whether Chelsea can find buyers for marginalised wingers Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah.

Speaking after Saturday's shock 4-2 defeat to Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round, Mourinho again stressed the club will not make any moves that leave them at risk of violating Financial Fair Play.

But with reports suggesting Bundesliga side Wolfsburg could be ready to make an offer to bring Schurrle back to his homeland, Chelsea could yet free up the funds needed to make additions to their squad before Monday's transfer deadline.

Salah is also tipped to leave west London just a year on from his arrival with Roma reportedly the favourites to secure his signature.