Manchester United have had a Javier Hernandez swap deal rejected by Inter Milan for their midfielder Fredy Guarin, according to reports.
The 27-year-old Colombian midfielder is a name that has been thrust into the limelight over the past weeks and he was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Gazzetta Dello Sport has suggested that Chelsea have emerged as front runners and will be where he moves in an €18 million deal.
This seems strange for two reasons. Firstly, why would United consider letting Hernandez leave in a swap deal? And secondly, why would Inter reject the opportunity to sign Hernandez when they are in need of a striker? In that respect, a rejected deal like this doesn’t make much sense.
However, what does give this potential swap deal some credibility is that United will have a full 25 man Premier League squad when Ben Amos returns from his loan spell at Carlisle United.
That means that if David Moyes wanted to sign anybody in January, he would have to sell or loan somebody in order to make space in the squad which could go some way as to explain why Hernandez was offered in a swap deal like the reports suggest.
As for Guarin, United are interested in a whole host of midfielders and he wouldn’t be the last midfield target we looked at and failed to sign, it certainly wouldn’t be our last either.
Do you think David Moyes offered Javier Hernandez in a swap deal for Fredy Guarin?