Yesterday, Fiorentina sporting director Carlos Freitas seemed adamant that his club will not be selling, as he put it, their "best players", including Marcos Alonso, in the next couple days, though he did carefully mention something about financial balance as well. This we took to mean a closed door but not locked door, ready to swing open for the right amount of money. According to Sky Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano, that amount is somewhere in the region of €27m.
Romano also goes on to say that Alonso has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea, which would mean that a) Fiorentina gave permission to Chelsea to talk to the player directly as well and b) really the only thing separating us from a done deal is money. I'm sure the bad blood from the Mohamed Salah saga isn't helping, but the implication is that once the clubs hammer out a transfer fee, the rest should go pretty smoothly and quickly.
Make it so.