Manchester United target reveals Juventus snub

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Manchester United midfield target Fredy Guarin has claimed he turned down the chance to move to Juventus, prior to signing for Inter Milan.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I have always said that I want to win silverware here.

"I remember when I was at Porto, I said no to Juventus to come to Inter."

Guarin, 27, had been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, though David Moyes opted against moving for the Colombian international.

Instead, the Scottish tactician swooped for Everton's Marouane Fellaini, though recent reports suggest Moyes may have rekindled his interest in the former Porto ace.

The player's agent, Marcelo Ferreyra, told Italian media that, after a difficult start to the season - Guarin was booed by Inter fans against Fiorentina - a move may not be beyond the realms of possibility.

He said: "Fredy is happy at Inter for several reasons. Mazzarri has confidence in him and relies on him to be the protagonist.

"The possibility of renewal? I repeat, Fredy is happy here.

"He wants to try and win things here and that's what he is working towards.

"His contract expires in 2016 and that's all there is to it.

"Did Manchester United try to sign him? I can't say, but David Moyes appreciates him.

"But for now his head is at Inter, and only Inter."

While Ferreyra insists his client is focussed on Inter, a move to Manchester Untied may turn the player's head, and with Moyes a fan of Guarin, it remains to be seen whether United make a renewed attempt to land the 27-year-old in January.

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