When we last left the Edimilson Fernandes story, Fiorentina still weren’t 100% sure what they wanted to do with the West Ham loanee, despite him impressing during his loan spell there.

Able to make the move permanent for €8m if they so wish, the Serie A side had to put some potential deals on hold due to their recent managerial change as Vincenzo Montella returned, taking over from the sacked Stefano Pioli.

La Nazione on Wednesday explain that prior to this leadership swap, their idea was to trigger the clause in the deal with West Ham, therefore making the Switzerland international their player.

However, with a few games left in the season and Montella with the final say on the matter, they are willing to hold off for the time being.

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They will await their manager’s ‘opinion’ come the end of the campaign, as the club attempts to finish in the top 10 in Serie A after a rather disappointing season.

That means West Ham and Manuel Pellegrini still have to wait before making transfer plans, as they might still end up with Fernandes back at the club for next season, at which point a decision will need to be made.

Do they give him another chance after a good season with Fiorentina or do they just sell him to the highest bidder?