The race for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin is heating up.

The Sunday Express says reports in Spain suggest that Barca coach Gerardo Martino has identified Guarin as the man he wants to strengthen his midfield in the upcoming transfer window.

However, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are also chasing Guarin ahead of the January market.

Guarin has previously worked with Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas at Porto before making the move to Italy in 2012.

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