Chelsea are hoping to beat Manchester United to Fredy Guarin after making an official offer for the Inter Milan midfielder.

As Metro reported earlier this week, United have made signing 27-year-old Guarin a key priority ahead of the January transfer window.

But despite David Moyes sending officials to Italy to try and agree a deal, Chelsea are hoping to trump them in the race after lodging a firm offer.

It’s believed that the Blues’ bid is worth £10million plus another £5million in variable bonuses, with reports suggesting that Inter are now studying it.