Sky Italia has learned that Tottenham have submitted a big money proposal for Inter midfield maestro Fredy Guarin.
Spurs have been keeping close tabs on the Colombian for a while now, and they have decided to test Inter’s resolve with a €20 million offer.
While the Nerazzurri were tempted by the transfer amount, they opted to reject the bid, but it would appear as though they are prepared to sell their prized asset if the price is right.
Tottenham officials are determined to reinforce the squad during the summer following yet another unsuccessful top 4 bid and they have made the Colombia international their number one target.
Guarin initially joined Inter on a six-month loan in January 2012, but the Nerazzurri made the transfer permanent last summer for €11 million.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a very successful campaign in Serie A, scoring 4 goals in 32 league matches for the club.
French giants battle for Hernanes
Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are locked in the battle for Lazio star Hernanes, reports Italian newspaper Il Tempo.
The Brazilian has enjoyed another very successful season in Serie A and it looks as though the Biancocelesti won’t be able to keep hold of him for much longer.
Lazio officials are doing everything they can to ward of interest for the experienced midfielder, but president Claudio Lotito has hinted they would not be able to resist a big money offer.
Encouraged by the chairman’s statements, Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be readying a bid in the region of €25 million.
The Saints could, however, face a stiff competition for the player’s signature seeing that Juventus and Monaco are also keen.
Hernanes, who scored 30 goals in 101 Serie A games for Lazio, is set to take part in Confederations Cup with Brazil, which is going to be a prefect stage to showcase his talent.
Schaars nears Sporting Lisbon exit
Portuguese daily A Bola is reporting that Dutch midfielder Stijn Schaars could leave Sporting Lisbon in the summer transfer window.
The experienced midfielder developed into one of key players at Estadio Jose Alvalade since arriving from AZ Alkmaar, but there is every chance he will not be staying at the club for much longer.
Namely, Sporting Lisbon chiefs are hoping to cash in on one of the highest earners at the club and they are ready to listen to offers.
The player’s official representative Karel Jansen is expected to present offers for his client to Sporting officials in the coming days.
The interested clubs have yet to be disclosed, although Inter Milan are believed to be keen on the Netherlands international.
Stijn Schaars, 29, scored 3 goals in 26 league matches during his first season at Sporting, but he has featured in just 11 league games this term after battling with numerous injuries.