Porto star Fredy Guarin has declared he will “either continue playing at Porto or join Juventus” by Thursday, slamming the door on Inter.
The 25-year-old Colombian has been on Juve’s wish-list for a while, but it was also reported that the Nerazzurri were making a surprise intervention.
“It will all be decided between now and Thursday,” Guarin told Colombian Radio Catena Nacional.
“Either I continue playing with Porto or I will leave. If I do go, then I will leave only to join Juventus.”
It’s believed Porto want €13m for the player, whereas Juve would like to pay €2m for a six-month loan with mandatory €9m buy-out clause.
The push for Guarin comes as their attempts to sign Martin Caceres hit problems and might even have been abandoned completely.
Juventus have room for only one more non-EU player in their squad, but both Caceres and Guarin have a non-EU status.