Juventus are confident of completing a deal to sign Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea “in the next few days”.
The Serie A champions have submitted an offer to the London club and are optimistic they will persuade Chelsea to sell.
Cuadrado, 28, spent last season on loan at Juve having failed to make an impact at Chelsea since his £26m move from Fiorentina in February 2015.
Cuadrado wants to stay at Juventus and the club want to buy him, and it is understood they have offered £1.7m for another year-long loan deal before a further £19m payment to make the move permanent.
Giueseppe Marotta, Juve’s president, said on Sunday: “I hope that over the next few days we can conclude the Cuadrado deal.
“For now he is a Chelsea player. We presented a proposal to them and are waiting for a response, but we are optimistic.”