Fredy Guarin has revealed that he is hoping to stay at Inter Milan amid ongoing speculation that the club might yet cash in on the Colombian before the close of the transfer window.
The versatile midfielder has excelled since arriving at San Siro from Porto last year, but he has been repeatedly linked with a transfer this summer, with the club said to be considering sacrificing the 27-year-old in order to strengthen elsewhere.
Guarin, for his part, is praying that there is no truth in the rumors, as he wants to remain with Walter Mazzarri's side.
"I hope that Inter want to keep me," Guarin told Sky Sport Italia. "I don't want to leave this team."
Guarin went on to say that he is looking forward to Mazzarri's reign at the club after he replaced Andrea Stramaccioni in the summer.
"What has struck me most about Mazzarri is the insistence with which he hammers every player," Guarin said.
"So far, I have noted progress in our game, despite the negative results."
Inter kicks off the Serie A campaign against Genoa at the Giuseppe Meazza on Aug. 25.