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Spanish giants Barcelona are hoping to ruin Jose Mourinho's hopes of signing Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin.
Barca have a history of verbal run-ins with the Chelsea manager and reports in Italy today claim the Spanish side would like to scupper Mourinho's transfer plans this month.
Italian Newspaper "La Reppublica" say Barcelona have opened discussions with Inter over Guarin after informing them of their interest in the player.
Inter Milan will face the partial closure of the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Sunday's city derby against AC Milan.
The Nerazzurri has been punished by the Lega Serie A and will have their north section of the stadium closed for two games - against Milan and Chievo on January 13, 2014.
Inter fans were found guilty of abusive chants directed at Napoli supporters during Inter's 4-2 loss in Naples on Sunday.
New Inter Milan president Erick Thohir expects the Nerazzurri to become a major force in European football again over the next three years.
– Thohir said in Gazzetta dello Sport
We have things set out for the next two to three years," Thohir said in Gazzetta dello Sport.
In 2016, the Champions League final will be in Milan and Inter will need to be ready.
I don't know if we will win, but with the right preparation, we will return to the Champions League very soon.
Inter Milan climbed to within three points of the Serie A top three with a 2-0 win over Livorno in a match which saw Javier Zanetti make his return to action at the age of 40.
Zanetti earned a standing ovation as he took to the field for the first time since rupturing his Achilles tendon in April.
– Inter coach Walter Mazzarri
Zanetti has something special and you can see why he’s a world class champion