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.
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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