South American has been heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge.
In-demand Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin looks set to put pen to paper on a new contract at San Siro and so bring to an end any hope that Premier League giants Chelsea may have had of luring the player to Stamford Bridge next season, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The highly rated Colombia international was heavily linked with a switch to the west London club during the recent January transfer window, only for the move to break down when the Serie A outfit turned down Chelsea’s £13m offer for Guarin, resulting in the Blues being forced to switch their midfield focus towards Benfica’s Nemanja Matic instead.
However, it had been expected that Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho would return for the 27-year-old at the end of the season, although that now appears unlikely following the news that new Inter owner Erick Thohir is preparing a new one-year deal for his star man to keep the Colombian at the club until June 2017, with the midfielder also in line to see his yearly salary bumped up to 3m euros.