Report: Spurs target only wants Juventus

Tottenham's hopes of luring Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin may be slim as Italian press reports suggest his heart is set on joining Juventus.

Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin is still determined to sign for Juventus despite a deal falling to pieces last week, according to Tuttosport.

The Colombian international had been on the brink of joining rivals Juventus but Inter owner Erik Thohir cancelled a part exchange deal that would have seen Bianconeri striker Mirko Vucinic move the other way.

Guarin wasn't selected for Inter's squad for their 0-0 draw with lowly Catania and the midfield talent is said to be desperately looking for a new club.

Reports suggested that Tottenham had attempted to pounce with a bid of around £8m, which was rejected by Inter, and technical director Franco Baldini is set to fly to Italy to try and secure a swoop.

But his efforts may be in vain as Tuttosport today reports that Guarin only has eyes for Juventus and is determined that he could still wear the Bianconeri shirt.

Apparently, Juventus director Beppe Marotta will arrive in Milan this morning to attempt to resurrect negotiations with Inter and there may be a meeting between the two clubs' owners Thohir and Andrea Agnelli.

Any attempt to make the deal happen risks provoking the wrath of the Inter Ultras, who have made their position clear - they don't want to see Guarin leave, let alone to Juventus.

There have been some harsh words exchanged between Inter and Juve over the last week so a deal may be hard to come by and Spurs will be hoping that the cold war between the clubs will hand them an opportunity to steal Guarin away.

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