Tottenham and Manchester United's hope of signing Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin has suffered a blow. The Colombian international's agent Marcelo Ferreyra has confirmed the player is happy with his current employers and is no mood to leave San Siro in the summer.
The 26-year-old spent six months on loan with the Nerazzurri before completing a permanent move to Inter from FC Porto last summer. Guarin has been an integral part of the Italian giants' midfield during the last season, scoring 10 goals and managing eights assist in as many appearances in all competitions.
His impressive performance has been linked with a move to the north London club with the Express reports the Premier League champions are also keen on acquiring his services, along with his club team mate Andrea Ranocchia. However, Guarin's representative has played down the recent speculation.
"He wants to stay at Inter. He's happy and he wants to become a champion in their colours. Manchester United, Tottenham and Anzhi are not part of our sporting project. Going to other clubs doesn't interest us. My client wants to win in the shirt of Inter," Ferreyra explained.
Tottenham's interest in signing the midfielder was confirmed by Inter president Massimo Moratti. He said "Tottenham are really interested. Guarin? He is a really good player and for that reason he is liked by others."
The situation has seen Andre Villas-Boas shift their focus on signing Brazilian midfielder Corinthians midfielder Paulinho while United's new manager, David Moyes has set his eyes on landing Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara in the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, Guarin revealed to be aware of the recent reports linking him with a move away from Inter. However, the Colombian has put the reports to be as he has now set his eyes on creating history with the Serie A club.
"Will I go away? No I stay in Inter. In the end I'm here since a year, I want to continue and show my best and also with the team. I want to write Inter history," Tutto Mercato Web quoted Guarin as saying.