The Colombian joined the Serie A side permanently last summer, after a loan spell in January from Porto. It was there where Guarin was coached by Andre Villas-Boas, before the manager left the club for Chelsea.
And after Guarin suggested that he wanted to stay at Inter, club owner Massimo Moratti said: “Guarin? His words were welcomed. He is one of the most requested players on the market, but he’s one of the players who we are counting on the most too.”
The revelation comes as a hammer blow to Spurs’ hopes of signing the 26-year-old, who scored four goals for Inter this season.
Any transfer for Guarin had been expected to be for £17million, which is £6million more than what Inter Milan paid Porto last summer.
After long-term target Joao Moutinho joined Monaco in May, AVB looked to have set his sights on the central midfielder from Inter Milan.
But Guarin and Moratti’s comments will surely end Tottenham’s pursuit of the Colombian, who has scored two goals on the international stage.
Spurs will hope to have a new playmaker by the time they leave for Hong Kong for the Barclays Asia Trophy, which begins on the 24th July. Spurs will face Sunderland, before playing Manchester City or South China on the 27th.
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