As reports of Manchester United reportedly closing in on the signing of Juan Cuadrado caught pace, the English Premier League side were given a further boost with Fiorentina admitting a move for the winger/wing-back could still be fashioned if the right offer was made.
Cuadrado has been linked with a move to both Old Trafford and Barcelona this summer after impressing for Colombia during the World Cup. United are thought to be in pole position according to the latest reports, with Barcelona reportedly deciding against the move as Fiorentina hold out for a figure well over £30 million.
Now, a move to United looks like it could well happen, with Viola president Andrea Della Valle revealing Cuadrado would be sold for the right price.
"Should it happen that an important offer arrives, we would have to allow Cuadrado to leave," Della Valle told reporters in Italy.
"So with that I am not so optimistic about a positive final situation as I think an offer will arrive in the next few days, but he will only leave for certain amounts.
"But you need to understand if an important offer does arrive, it is like a loose train and I can't hang on."
While the president admitted the possibility of having to sell Cuadrado, he also insisted Fiorentina would love to hang on to the tricky Colombian if possible for the upcoming season, while also placing a deadline for the transfer to go ahead.
"I told the player and underlined things that there is a serious project here and he could remain for one more season, in a winning side," he added.
"He is honest and serious with us, and I told him if an offer should arrive we would free him.
"But the deadline is about a week to ten days away -- around August 15 and if there is no adequate period in this period, he will remain."
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is expected to make a few more signings before the transfer window closes at the end of this month, and bringing in a player of Cuadrado's calibre, who can play as an attacker as well as a wing-back in the Dutchman's 3-5-2 formation, will be a huge boost ahead of what promises to be a cracker of a Premier League season.