Guarin has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks and has been monitored by United and Spurs since the summer.

Inter have confirmed that there were discussions with the Blues over his availability, but, despite being flattered by the interest, the Serie A outfit have decided to keep the Colombia international at the San Siro.

"Guarin is an Inter player and we are happy to keep him," Inter's sporting director Piero Ausilio said.

"Denying the contacts with Chelsea would be denying the evidence. It is a source of pride to talk with them about one of our players, but everything stopped there.

"We are happy Guarin could stay with us for a long time. We don't have the intention to sell him. He's an important player."