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Saturday December 28 2013
Inter talk Lamela, Belfodil and Guarin

Inter director Piero Ausilio is in London for talks with Tottenham for Erik Lamela, with Chelsea for Fredy Guarin and West Ham for Ishak Belfodil.

The Nerazzurri director of sport had already been in England before Christmas to discuss Guarin’s potential switch to Stamford Bridge.

Multiple Italian media reports placed Ausilio in London on Friday evening and there are three players he is thought to be working on.

The negotiations with Chelsea over Colombian international attacking midfielder Guarin have resumed, while the club is also eager to send Algerian forward Belfodil out on loan to West Ham United.

Belfodil arrived over the summer from Parma, but the 21-year-old confirmed he is looking for a move in order to play more regularly ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Ausilio is also in talks with Tottenham over the possibility of snatching ex-Roma striker Lamela on loan.

‘El Coco’ has struggled to adapt to the Premier League since his £25m move this summer, so reports in the Daily Express and La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest he could return to Serie A on loan at Inter.

It’s claimed agent Pablo Sabbag has been in early talks with the Nerazzurri, though Juventus are also interested and could offer Mirko Vucinic as part of the deal.

Lamela is wanted in Spain too, as Atletico Madrid have approached Spurs with their own proposal.

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