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Inter anticipating Fredy Guarin exit

January 13, 2014
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir admits it is going to be difficult for his club to hold on to Fredy Guarin with offers arriving for the 27-year-old.

Fredy Guarin opens the scoring
EmpicsFredy Guarin has scored seven goals in 56 games for Inter.

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Chelsea and Southampton are among the clubs linked with the Colombia attacking midfielder and Thohir admits a move is imminent.

"Guarin is a great player and lots of clubs want him, and we want to keep him, but obviously the situation in Europe is not like in Indonesia and when big offers come in from big clubs, we have got to listen to them," Thohir told Indonesian TV channel Liputan6 (http://bola.liputan6.com/read/798004/erick-thohir-buka-peluang-jual-guarin-ke-chelsea.

"Moreover, we cannot force a player to stay here when his heart is no longer fully with the club."

Barcelona are also believed to be interested in Guarin, who joined Inter from Porto in 2011 and has scored seven goals in 56 appearances for the Nerazzurri.

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