Red Devils are targeting Inter Milan’s Guarin after Juventus move falls through.
Manchester United are on alert after the swap deal involving Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarin and Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic fell through, reports the Independent.
Guarin – who is also a transfer target for Chelsea – was due to complete the switch to Juve, before Inter demanded an extra £4.1m to be paid by the Italian champions at the 11th hour.
As a result the deal has fallen through and the Red Devils have asked to be kept informed about the future of the Colombia international.
The Premier League holders are desperate for support in midfield and are on the verge of signing Blues star Juan Mata for a £37m club record fee.
However, Mata is a more attacking option and Guarin is exactly the sort of box-to-box player that manager David Moyes wants at Old Trafford.
Inter value the 27-year-old at £16.4m, but United have proposed a swap deal of their own involving Mexican forward Javier Hernandez.
Although the striker is a fans favourite at the Theatre of Dreams, the man known as ‘Chicharito’ has fallen behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck for a starting place.
With United’s attack looking strong, Moyes wants to utilise the 25-year-old in order to strengthen their waning midfield – which is really lacking creativity currently.
The arrival of Mata will of course help this, but with Anderson having moved to Fiorentina on-loan and question marks over the capabilities of Tom Cleverley and Shinji Kagawa, Guarin could be the perfect acquisition.
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