The agent of Manchester United target Fredy Guarin has revealed that the Inter Milan midfielder never received an offer from Chelsea, and now looks set to stay at San Siro beyond the January transfer window, reports Sky Sports.
Responding to mounting speculation about his client, Marcelo Ferreyra moved to deny rumours of an imminent transfer to the Premier League, and reiterated the Colombian's commitment to his current club.
"It's false. We have never got offers from Chelsea," he told FcInternews. "We are happy at Inter, even if we don't know what [club president] Erick Thohir's intentions are."
He continued: "It's time that Thohir, [coach, Walter] Mazzarri and the Inter's leadership decide what to do with Fredy.
"They must let us know if they want to count on him and if so, we must discuss the new contract of which we already spoke about last June, but that has not arrived yet because of the club's sale."
Jose Mourinho was credited with an interest in bringing Guarin to Stamford Bridge, with The Times reporting over the weekend that Chelsea had already had a bid of £13million - £2m below his valuation - turned down.
Red Devils boss David Moyes is also understood to have been monitoring the 27-year-old's situation, as he too weighed up an attempt to lure the player to Old Trafford.
But, despite the uncertainty currently surrounding Guarin's future, Ferreyra intimated that he would still be willing to sign a new contract with Inter Milan, snubbing reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
"It's a heartbreaking thing not to know what Thohir wants, because he never talked to us," he added.
"However, we want to know what the president thinks about my client, because if he considers him the best player of the team he must be valued like this."