Benfica and Sassuolo are continuing in extensive negotiations, as Facundo Ferreyra has reportedly decided to join the Serie A side.
According to Sportitalia, talks are progressing well with intermediaries working non-stop to whittle down the details.
Having sold Kevin-Prince Boateng to Barcelona, the Neroverdi need a new striker and have set their sights firmly on the 27-year-old Argentine.
Formerly of Banfield, Velez Sarsfield, Shakhtar Donetsk and Newcastle United, he has scored only one goal in eight competitive appearances for Benfica this season.
A key summit is expected over the weekend, with Sassuolo trying to sign Ferreyra on loan with option to extend until 2020.
He is under contract with Benfica up to June 2022 and is also reported to have received offers from Genoa, Frosinone, plus clubs in France and Turkey.