This summer, just like the year before, plenty of teams were keen on Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin. The combative dynamo was linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United this summer - and a move to Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg seemed as good as done at one point.
But in the end no deal went ahead. Inter were reportedly happy to sell but terms could not be agreed with Spurs, United or Andre Villas-Boas' side.
But that has not stopped the conjecture surrounding Guarin to continue.
Many believe that he will again be on the radar of Premier League teams come January, with Inter seemingly facing a battle to keep hold of him.
However his manager does not think so. Walter Mazzarri spoke to the Italian press, as reported by Football Italia, about the future, and past, of Guarin - insisting he now has a chance to have a fresh start with the Nerazzurri:
“After the transfer window closed we made a pact based on the concepts we want going forward, even more so than in the past. The group is becoming solid and I can say that when my men go on the pitch, they give everything. However, what we said remains between us. We start again from scratch. I know his qualities and he seemed fired up. This is the first day of Guarin’s new career in the Inter jersey.”
Looks like United and Tottenham will have a task on their hands to pry Guarin away.