And in the final days of the transfer window, the 27-year-old midfielder could have been on his way to La Liga.
However, the proposed deal never reached an advanced stage and there was no handshake between the clubs.
But Inter did not see Paredes as a real upgrade on Brozovic and decided not to pursue that track.
Brozovic is happy at the San Siro and must now fight to regain his starting spot in Antonio Conte’s side.
He has appeared in all three of Inter’s league games to date this season, but twice as a late substitute.
Brozovic is in his seventh season as an Inter player and has made over 200 appearances for the club.