Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin is reportedly on the verge of securing a deal with Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.
The Colombian midfielder had previously been linked with a move to Jiangsu Suning, but it appears as though he will be moving to their league rivals instead.
According to reports in Italy, the Inter star will move in a deal worth €11m, plus another €1m in performance-related bonuses while he will undoubtedly expect a lucrative agreement in terms of personal terms.
The presence of compatriot Giovanni Moreno is believed to have been a determining factor in Guarin choosing to make the move, as he will now undergo a medical in Spain before joining up with his new club.
In turn, his exit and the funds generated from the sale will allow the Nerazzurri to delve into the transfer market themselves as they have been linked with a move for Sampdoria striker Eder, as noted by Football Italia.
Leicester City are also believed to be interested in the Italian international, and have reportedly offered €13m to acquire his services before the January transfer window deadline.
Inter are only willing to propose an offer of €10m though, and so they risk missing out on their primary target in the next few days.
Roberto Mancini will be desperate to add reinforcements this week as his side continue to falter in their Scudetto push. Having been held at home by Carpi on Sunday, the Italian giants are now six points adrift of leaders Napoli and have fallen out of the Champions League qualification places.
Meanwhile, Guarin’s move to China comes with reports that Gervinho and Ramires are also expected to complete the switch to the East in the coming days.