Saturday May 28 2011
Inter and Roma fight for Ricky Alvarez

Inter and Roma are leading the race to sign Ricky Alvarez, ‘Argentina's Kaka,' from Velez Sarsfield.

The 23-year-old trequartista is rated at around €15m and is a very popular figure on the summer transfer market.

According to reports in South America, Arsenal and Manchester United are also showing an interest in Alvarez.

He is extremely popular in Serie A circles, as Fiorentina have been linked with the player.

Italian media today are split over who is leading the race, as Datasport insists Roma have the upper hand with the arrival of new President Thomas Di Benedetto.

Different media sources put Inter at the front of the queue thanks to the influence of Javier Zanetti.

The Nerazzurri captain, and former Velez player, is good friends with Alvarez and personally recommended this transfer.

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