• Premier League

Chelsea move in on Guarin

ESPN staff
December 20, 2013
Guarin celebrates a goal during his time at Porto © PA Photos

Chelsea are edging closer to securing a deal for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin in January, according to his agent.

The 27-year-old has been a target for a host of Premier League clubs in recent months but the Independent are reporting that Chelsea appear to be the frontrunners for the Columbian's signature.

The side are expected to complete a deal worth £15 million deal to bring the playmaker to Stamford Bridge in the next few days despite interest from fellow Premier League clubs Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Guarin's agent, Marcelo Ferreryra, told Caracol Radio: "I can confirm Chelsea's interest in Fredy and it's now up to the clubs to discuss a deal. We'll open talks once they have agreed terms.

"We have already been to London with Inter and met with Chelsea directors to make their interest formal.

"There have been talks as part of negotiations. If both clubs reach an agreement, a transfer is an option, but Fredy is happy at Inter as well if they don't agree terms."

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