Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin, also a target of Manchester United, has confirmed that his agent has held talks with Chelsea FC over a possible move to Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder is attracting lot of interest from the Premier League sides and now it seems that Jose Mourinho’s side have edged ahead of Red Devils in the race for 27 year old Colombian and ready to pay up to 15 million euros for the midfielder..
Erliear it was reported that Old Trafford side have sent representatives to negotiate a possible move for the player. However, the player who insists he is open to staying with the Serie A club.
“I can not deny there is something, I haven’t spoken with Mourinho but my agent did,” Guarin told reporters.
“However, I hope Inter consider my will to stay.”
Guarin has made 17 Serie A appearances for Inter this season and set up Rodrigo Palacio’s late winner in the derby against AC Milan on Sunday evening.
Valencia Offered Cash Injection by Singapore Billionaire
Valencia have an offer on the table from Singapore billionaire Peter Lim to pump money into the club with a view to becoming one of the top sides in Europe.
Valencia president Amadeo Salvo has been searching for investors with Spanish banking conglomerate Bankia, which is owed 300 million euros (£251m) by Valencia, and now they have received the backing they were looking for.
Valencia has been forced to sale top quality players like David Villa, David Silva, Juan Mata and Jordi Alba in recent seasons to raise capital while they also have a half-completed stadium.
The arrival of Lim could offer a new dawn for the club and the plan would be for him to buy the 70 per cent share belonging to the Valencia Foundation.
“The aim is to build a competitive team to fight for titles in Spain and Europe,” Salvo told a news conference.
Lim is planning to invest between 30m and 50m euros in the January transfer window with the aim of winning a place in the Champions League.
“The plan has always been to find finance and we had a business plan. We went to China and we were with Wanda talking about the stadium. We were in the Middle East and in Singapore. We met Mr Lim on November 2 and he was interested in the project. The potential at Valencia is huge.”
The club management is now waiting for Bankia’s reply to the offer which has a deadline of January 15.
“Mr Lim called us and came to Valencia to meet with the board, the vice president and president of the Foundation. He promises to get rid of the debt and build a competitive team by investing an important amount. Before we accept the offer, which is among the biggest two or three for clubs in the world, we need to hear from Bankia.”
Valencia are the last club to break the hegemony of Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain when they won La Liga in 2002 and 2004.
The Mestalla side recently sacked Coach Miroslav Djukic week with the team in 11th place in the table.