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Guarin linked with China move, could set off chain reaction

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Chinese club Jiangsu Suning is interested in Fredy Guarin, and if he is sold Inter could turn to Sampdoria's Soriano

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Jiangsu Suning has been very busy in the transfer market already and seems to have a particular interest in the Milanese clubs. First, they agreed to a deal with AC Milan in order to buy Luiz Adriano for around €14m. Now they have turned their attention to Inter, and are reportedly going after Fredy Guarin as their newest target.

It is believed that Inter would be more willing to let the Colombian midfielder go than in previous transfer windows, mainly due to the large number of options that Mancini has available to him in that area of the pitch. His desire to develop Kondogbia plus Brozovic's improvements has made Guarin more expendable. His €2.8m per season wages also make him a financially beneficial sale, and having both his and Vidic's wages off the list would save Inter a lot of money that could be invested in other players.

If Guarin does leave it looks like Inter's first choice option would be Sampdoria's Soriano. The 24 year old has been a mainstay in Sampdoria's midfield this season, and looks like he could be available for €15m.

Ironically, Jiangsu Suning had also been looking to sign Eder from Sampdoria, but it is believed that he rejected their offer in hopes of a future transfer to Inter, who would likely go after the attacker if the move for Lavezzi fails. It looks like Inter might be a little more active in the transfer market than most had expected.