Tottenham join race for maestro who AVB wanted for €20m in the summer

Fredy Guarin is set to be on his way out of Inter Milan ... and White Hart Lane could be his destination.

Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin might just be one of the most wanted players in Europe right now - with rumours of approaches from Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus and Galatasaray all doing the rounds.

And today has seen Tottenham Hotspur once again linked with a move for the Colombian.

It is believed that Spurs have bid £8.2 million for the player as his availability is now flagged up in Italy.

A move to Juventus has collapsed - and Inter need a sale to fund other window movements.

The Nerazzuri are said to be looking for a fee nearer to the region of £15 million - but seeing how much they seem keen on getting rid of the Colombian international that price-tag is going to be hard to receive for the player.

Franco Baldini has already negotiated for the player once since his arrival at Tottenham Hotspur - as he tried to buy him for Andre Villas-Boas.

AVB managed Guarin whilst in charge of Porto - and the player was a regular in the team that he guided to domestic and European glory in the 2010-11 season.

He was also linked with Chelsea when AVB was the boss at the club - so he is certainly one player whom AVB wanted at White Hart Lane.

The difference to now and the summer - is Inter’s willingness to sell.

In the summer an apparent €20 million bid for the player fell on deaf ears - as the Italian outfit had absolutely no intention to sell the star for any price.

Now he is expected to leave in the next seven days - and Tottenham want him.

Unfortunately for AVB it comes seven months too late for him to enjoy his presence hands on.

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