Tuesday January 21 2014
Official: No Guarin-Vucinic swap

Inter have released a statement confirming they will not go through with the exchange between Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin.

The deal had practically been done on Monday evening until angry Nerazzurri fans bombarded the club with complaints.

“FC Internazionale has decided not to continue negotiations with Juventus regarding the transfer of Fredy Guarin and Mirko Vucinic.

“President Thohir, having conferred with Massimo Moratti and the club's management team, did not feel that the necessary technical and financial conditions were in place to come to a satisfactory agreement.

“The President has already instructed the club's sporting directors to assess other transfer opportunities, with the aim of strengthening the team while respecting the parameters imposed by the Financial Fair Play rules.”

Juventus released their own statement dubbing the situation "disconcerting," but would not go further just hours ahead of their Coppa Italia quarter-final with Roma.

The matter might still not be over, as Guarin is reportedly furious with the collapse of the deal and has even threatened to go on strike rather than play in an Inter jersey again.

Meanwhile, the Curva Nord have called a protest in the street outside the Inter HQ in Corso Vittorio Emanuele. They chanted against directors Marco Branca, Fassone and Piero Ausilio, holding up a large banner that read: 'Get the rotten apples out of Inter.'

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