The 27-year-old Fredy Guarin has been one of the mainstays in midfield ever since he joined Inter in January 2011 from Porto where he won 10 trophies in four years. He recently helped the club secure a vital 1-0 derby victory over AC Milan to move up to 5th in the table, five points behind the Champions League spots.
With the January transfer window fast approaching, it has been no surprise that Guarin has attracted admirers, most notably Chelsea who are keen on snapping him up. Even though they have a plethora of midfielders at their disposal, the Blues are ready to bid in the region of €15 million for Guarin in order to add more steel to their midfield.
However, according to ESPN, Guarin prefers to remain with Inter as long as he is required at the club. On being asked about Chelsea’s interest in him, the midfielder replied, “There is some movement, I can’t deny that, but I don’t know what will happen, my agent is dealing with it. I’m just thinking about Inter and I hope that they bear in mind that I want to stay here.”
He added, “I hope they keep what they have promised, which is that we will discuss a contract extension. That is what they have promised. I want to stay here, but if they feel they should sell me, then so be it.”
Any move away from the Nerazzuri in the January window may hinge on their possibility of signing PSG midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi, who made his name at Napoli when managed by coach Walter Mazzarri, who is now in charge at Inter Milan.