All signs point to Tottenham failure in €20 million midfielder pursuit

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With the player suggesting he doesn't want to leave and Inter Milan reportedly rejecting a bid it is safe to say the chances of Fredy Guarin signing for Spurs are slim.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas Boas may be a wanted man; with reports of Paris Saint-Germain readying to offer him the managerial vacancy should Carlo Ancelotti move on.

But despite these problems it appears he is readying several bids for new players; in fact this one is an old player he is looking to reacquaint himself with.

AVB worked with Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin in the 2010-11 season at FC Porto where the player featured in over 40 games and scored five goals in the clubs route to UEFA Europa League triumph.

Now it seems that the Tottenham boss is keen on joining up with the talented 26-year-old once again; but this time at White Hart Lane.

Sky Sport Italia reported last night that Spurs had made contact with Inter Milan over a potential deal for the player - and were willing to pay for his services.

It is said the usually thrift Tottenham budget was to be allowed some give in the form of a €20 million offer for the creative midfielder.

It is not the first time that AVB has tried to sign a member of his midfield from that glorious 2010-11 season in Portugal. Last summer it was Portuguese international talisman Joao Moutinho and after a potential deal for his services died a death in the form of mega-rich AS Monaco flexing their muscles it appears Guarin is the new target.

After Inter Milan finished in a lowly league position last season they will not play any European football next term and with that combined with their ever decreasing financial clout the rumours of player sales have generated in recent weeks.

But Inter Milan are extremely reluctant to sell and according to the player himself he does not want to leave.

He told Futbol Total: 

"I won't be leaving, I will be staying at Inter. I still have a lot to learn and I only joined Inter about a year ago. Inter are a great club with a great squad. I am playing my football in Milan with the intention of making history."

Guarin only joined the club from Porto in May last year so it does make sense that he does not have an immediate desire to leave the Nerazzuri behind.

So after a bid was ejected and the player has made it clear he does not desire an exit; this deal looks to be dead and buried before it really got off the ground.

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