Sunday June 26 2011
Roma drop Alvarez, Inter test Arsenal

Roma have officially pulled out a pre-contract agreement for Ricky Alvarez, but Inter are challenging Arsenal.

The Giallorossi had named Velez Sarsfield talent Alvarez as one of the main targets for the summer under Coach Luis Enrique.

“It's true we had a pre-contract agreement, but €15m for Alvarez is a bit much,” director of sport Walter Sabatini told Teleradiostereo.

“I believe a player should be paid what he is worth. Alvarez was born in 1988 and has room for improvement, but it's also fair to say he hasn't played very much in the first team.”

Arsenal were in pole position for the Argentine, but it is reported today that Inter have dived into the race.

The Nerazzurri would be prepared to pay the €15m for the 23-year-old trequartista.

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