Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is set to decide where his future lies on Thursday.
The Egyptian held talks with Fiorentina on Wednesday and the Viola are waiting to hear back from the player this morning.
Salah spent the second half of last season on loan at the Serie A outfit and impressed after a disappointing start to his Blues career.
Fiorentina retain an option to buy Salah outright and are looking to exercise that right this summer with Jose Mourinho happy to allow the sale of the 23-year-old to go through.
One stumbling block appears to be the wide man’s wages as reports suggest he is demanding a €3million salary to sign for the Florence club.
Fiorentina had only been offering €2.8million, however president Andrea Della Valle last night revealed that figure had been increased in an attempt to get the deal over the line.
"It was a positive meeting," Della Valle told La Gazzetta dello Sport of the outcome of the discussions. "But Salah's answer is not going to arrive until [Thursday] morning.
"We've moved to accommodate his wishes, which is why I'm optimistic. We've offered him more than €2.8 million."
Salah scored six goals in 16 Serie A appearances last season and weighed in with three assists, leading Inter to also make an enquiry about his availability.
Roberto Mancini’s side have admitted defeat in the race for his signature though and are now thought to be turning their attentions to Juan Cuadrado.