Date: 15th August 2014 at 2:07pm
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Fiorentina are making progress in their attempt to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernando.

The 22 year old Brazilian international is one of the many Shakhtar players desperate to leave Ukraine due to the unstable political situation.

La NazioneĀ report that the Viola are in daily contact with Shakhtar, and are hoping Fernando’s willingness to leave will also speed up the process.

Shakhtar boss Mircea Lucescu would be loathe to lose his star man, but realizes due to the unrest in the country, he may have no other option.

Fiorentina plan to propose an initial loan deal with an option to purchase permanently for the ex-Gremio star, but it remains to be seen whether the Ukranian club will accept.

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