Reports in Italy today are suggesting that Inter are in talks with Juventus over a deal to swap Fredy Guarin for Mirko Vucinic.
The Nerazzurri have seen owner and President Erick Thohir up until this point indicate that investment in the squad would only come in the summer, after this ‘season of transition’.
However, in seeing the team’s form take a nosedive in the last two-and-a-half months, resulting in only the one win in all competitions since the start of November, speculation is that Thohir is going to take action.
Sky Sport Italia are running the line that Inter are preparing to sign Juve’s forgotten forward Vucinic outright this January, to try to resolve the team’s perceived struggles in attack of late.
Indications are that the San Siro outfit are ready to also include Guarin in negotiations as a possible makeweight to move the other way, but it remains unclear which club would be making up any difference in valuation between the two players with cash.
Reports continue that Juve director general Beppe Marotta is travelling to Milan, alongside sporting director Fabio Paratici to work over the next few days to try to reach an agreement.
The Gazzetta dello Sport, however, suggest that a deal has already been reached and that it will be a straight swap between the clubs, with no cash paid from either party on top.
Guarin was previously linked with Juventus before moving to Inter in 2012 and is seen as unhappy in his current situation.
Meanwhile, Vucinic has been touted through Europe this month as potentially on his way out of Turin after a difficult six months behind Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez, but with Juve seen as keen for a definite exit, rather than a temporary loan.