Inter’s Guarin is on the 35-year-old’s wish list.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is considering a £17m move for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, according to the Express.
Guarin played under AVB during the Portuguese boss’ time in charge of FC Porto when the club won the treble of Primeira Liga, Europa League and Portuguese Cup in 2011.
Villas-Boas departed Portugal after just one year in charge at the Estadio Do Dragao to undertake his fateful tenure at Chelsea, whilst Guarin left for Inter 12 months later for £9.7m.
The 26-year-old has featured regularly for the Nerazzurri since his move, making 47 appearances for the Italian side and scoring 10 goals and making 12 assists in 2012/13.
Yet a disappointing campaign for Inter saw the 2010 European champions finish a lowly ninth in Serie A and miss out on both the Champions League and Europa League.
Therefore changes are expected at the San Siro and the club have already appointed former Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri as manager.
Likewise an overhaul of the squad is also likely and Guarin could be for the chop in order to make way for moves for either AC Milan’s Mathieu Flamini or Mauricio Isla of Juventus.
With the Colombian midfielder’s having a good relationship with AVB following their time together at Porto, Spurs are considered to have the edge in securing the 26-year-old’s signature.
During a varied career Guarin has also played for Boca Juniors and St Etienne, as well as Porto and Inter, since leaving his native Colombia.
The midfielder has also featured 40 times for his country and scored two goals, currently helping the side to a comfortable second in the South American 2014 World Cup qualifying group.