Jose Mourinho does not intend to give up the trail that leads straight to Fredy Guarin: He wanted to have him during his time at Real Madrid (Branca and Ausilio stepped in before that point), Mourinho now wants him because he knows his capabilities and his hard work. Guarin has been watched by scouts and in person during the friendly match with Colombia. It’s difficult but Jose has no doubts regarding the player. It is clear that next week will be decisive: either there will be a formal proposal or Inter will think that Chelsea has changed targets (Matic.) The reason something needs to happen next week is easily explained: If the official request for the conclusion of negotiations (on the basis of 15 million) arrives in these days, Inter would need at least 10 days to sort out a replacement before January 31 states the Milan based daily newspaper.

Source: Gazzetta dello Sport