Report: Tottenham still keeping eye on Inter star

Fredy Guarin

Tottenham Hotspur could still move for Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin, who was a target in January, according to Italian press sources.

Unsettled midfielder Fredy Guarin looks likely to finally leave Inter before the start of next season and Tottenham could be the club to swoop.

The Colombian international was involved in a transfer controversy that bordered on the farcical in the January window.

Guarin had agreed to sign for Juventus in a part-exchange deal that would see Montenegro international striker Mirko Vucinic move the other way, but the transfer collapsed at the last minute, possibly due to Inter fan protests.

The midfielder was left red-faced as he had already said his goodbyes and his brother had posted a celebratory picture on Instagram.

It was suggested that Manchester United, Chelsea or Tottenham could come in to save Guarin's blushes but no move materialised.

The remainder of the season was somewhat awkward for Guarin and it seems likely that he will move on now.

Juventus are still interested in signing Guarin with Tuttosport suggesting that he is seen as a possible replacement for Arturo Vidal should the Chilean move on.

But the Turin-based newspaper believes that Tottenham are also in the running, having made contact to discuss Guarin's situation in January.

Inter would apparently ask for £12m plus £2.4m in performance-related bonuses and Tuttosport insists that the Nerazzurri are hoping for competitive bidding between Juventus and Spurs.

Much will depend on the new manager at Tottenham, which looks likely to be Mauricio Pochettino, and his view on Guarin.

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