Fredy Guarin
Fredy Guarin [Reuters]

Manchester United are considering an approach in signing Chelsea midfield target Fredy Guarin this January, according to the Telegraph.

The Colombian international was set to join the west London club in the ongoing transfer window from Inter Milan after the midfielder's agent Marcelo Ferreyra revealed the Blues' interest in signing the player.

However, Jose Mourinho opted to re-sign former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic from Benfica. The Serbian international's return to Stamford Bridge has seen the Portuguese tactician drop his side's interest in signing Guarin.

David Moyes is closing in on signing Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata and the former Everton manager has set his eyes on landing the Colombian to bolster United's squad in the transfer window.

The Telegraph claims the English champions will be without the services of Michael Carrick for a minimum period of two weeks. The former Tottenham midfielder picked up an injury during the second-leg Capital One Cup semi final clash against Sunderland.

With the England international now set to be out of action, Moyes has set his eyes on bringing Guarin, who could follow Mata to Old Trafford. Inter are willing to allow the player leave in January after the Italian club's president Erick Thohir conceded defeat in keeping the South American star at San Siro.

The report suggests that United are willing to allow Javier Hernandez to move to San Siro as a part of the deal in order to bring Guarin to Old Trafford. The Mexican international is reportedly frustrated with first team opportunities and is considering his future at the club.

The addition of Inter midfielder to United's squad could see help United to finish in top four this season. However, the Old Trafford club could face competition from their league rivals as Arsenal also interested in signing Guarin.

Meanwhile, the Colombian midfielder's club teammate Hugo Campagnaro has admitted that he is unaware of Guarin's situation at Milan and wants the players to focus on the upcoming fixture against Catania

"We're trying to think about the Guarin affair as little as possible and are trying to focus on playing. These things have nothing to do with us. We're just looking to win as soon as possible," Campagnaro explained.

"Would Guarin be a big loss to the club? I don't know because I'm not sure if he's staying or going. But as I've said, we need to focus on playing," he added.