Inter Milan have encouraged Tottenham to up their bid for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin.

The Mirror says Inter claim to have rejected an initial £17million bid for the Colombia international.

But they are willing to do a deal at around £21m if Spurs can be persuaded to go that far for the 26-year-old, who the Londoners' manager Andre Villas-Boas knows well from their time together at Porto.