Johnson eyeing favours

Fredy Guarin’s agent has denied reports the midfielder wants to

leave Inter Milan and says there has been no interest from

Tottenham Hotspur.

Colombia international Guarin joined Inter in January 2012 from

Porto, but there has been speculation he could leave the Serie A

club in the summer.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old after

Guarin played under Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas during his time at

Porto.

However, Guarin’s representative Marcelo Ferreyra has rubbished

the rumours and confirmed the player is determined to be a success

at Inter.

“These are all lies, neither Fredy nor I are looking for new

solutions,” Ferreyra told calciomercato.it. “He wants to improve

and win with Inter.

“We know nothing about Tottenham’s interest and I think there is

nothing.

“Given the bond we have with Villas-Boas, if there was anything

we would be the first to know about it.

“I’m not talking with any clubs because Fredy wants to stay at

Inter.”

Johnson’s men are already guaranteed a play-off place but

victory over his son Lee’s Oldham side on Tuesday night would leave

them two points off the automatic spots with two games

remaining.

And given the unpredictable nature of League One Johnson

believes a nine-point haul would give them a real chance of

sneaking into the second tier for the first time in their

history.

“If we are going to try to reach maximum points then we need to

win our last three games and if we do get the 83 points then we are

waiting for others to slip up,” he said.

“We think 83 points will be close (to the automatic promotion

places) so we must not let ourselves down and not get maximum

points.

“We have to be in it to win it and make sure we are believing

that a) we can win the next three games and b) there are enough

teams out there who can beat the top teams which is happening all

the time.

“We have got to be ready when that happens and not be the ones

who fall away first.”