AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Storari's agent Claudio Vigorelli claims his client is looking to move to Chelsea.
Storari has been loaned out for the past two seasons to Levante, Cagliari and Fiorentina, where he is currently.
And according to Vigorelli the 32-year-old is being lined up as a replacement for Carlo Cudicini, who completed his transfer to Tottenham on Monday.
Storari will do battle with Hilario for the right to be Chelsea's second choice keeper but his agent was keen to point out that a deal did not depend on Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic moving in the opposite direction.
"Everything has not been finalised yet," Vigorelli explained on Tuttomercatoweb.it.
"But we can expect confirmation. Certainly it has nothing to do with the Ivanovic story."
Former Lokomotiv Moscow defender Ivanovic has made just six appearances since arriving at Stamford Bridge 12 months ago and his agent recently confirmed they were in talks with Fiorentina.