Manchester United are free to sign Inter Milan midfield Fredy Guarin after the Italian outfit sacked manager Walter Mazzarri, according to the Daily Star.
The report has suggested that Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has been tracking the Colombian for the last six months, with the player keen on a move to the Premier League giants.
And, after the dismissal of Mazzarri, it appears that United are set to get their man in the upcoming January transfer window. Guarin, who enjoyed great success with Colombia at this past summer's World Cup, joined Inter in 2012, and is now in the prime of his career.
There's no doubt about it, the Red Devils have struggled in the middle of the park for some time now, and it appears that United's Dutch boss has identified the 28-year-old as the man he wants to steady the ship after a disappointing start to the season.
In fact, the same report has revealed that Guarin has been recognised as an alternative to Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, who failed to complete a move to the club in the last transfer window.
- Fredy Guarin put up for sale by Inter Milan
- Fredy Guarin holding out for Manchester United transfer
- Manchester United begin work on deal to sign Fredy Guarin
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Manchester United can complete the deal in the winter market, but fans will certainly be hoping the club strengthen once again in the near future.
Manchester United's immediate focus will turn to their next Premier League clash, as they travel to north London to take on rivals Arsenal on November 22.