Man United eye Colombian star

Manchester United could launch a summer move for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, according to reports from Corriere dello Sport.

The Colombia international – who is currently with his nation on World Cup duty – is considered to be one of Serie A’s top talents, and was linked with Chelsea and Juventus in January.

But despite a deal having almost been reached with the latter, Inter pulled the plug on the switch due to unrest among their fans.

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However, that has not deterred United, who are reportedly planning an £18m swoop.

New Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal is known to be desperate to add some steel and dynamism to his engine room, with Guarin a genuine option.

Kevin Strrotman of Roma is considered to be his preferred target, but a bid would have to be shelved until January with the Dutchman currently out of action with a serious knee injury.

Guarin is available immediately, and is seen as a different option to any of United’s current midfield crop.

Despite the problems over the winter, Inter may be open to selling their man this time around as they set about a major overhaul following their recent takeover.