Fiorentina are set to complete the double signing of striker Santiago Silva and right-back Mattia Cassani.
Silva will move from Velez Sarsfield after the Argentine club announced on their official website that the 30-year-old Uruguayan striker's buy-out clause has been met.
Cassani will switch from Palermo after Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino confirmed they have reached agreement with both club and player, although both deals have yet to be officially announced.
Welcoming his move to Italy, Silva told Corriere dello Sport: "It has been a sudden negotiation. As soon as I heard about the interest of Fiorentina, I didn't think twice.
"To play with (Alberto) Gilardino is an honour, I know him well, I saw him playing in the national team. He's very strong.
"I know that gaining a place will not be easy, but I'm ready to fight. I could even play with him. "
Meanwhile, Corvino says no official offers have yet come in for Italy international Gilardino, who has been linked with a big money switch to Genoa.
"Gilardino to Genoa? We have not yet received any official offer for him," he said.
"He is an important player and if he did leave, then another equally strong striker would arrive."