Saturday July 2 2011
Inter look to Palacio and Alvarez

Inter are looking to Argentina under new Coach Gian Piero Gasperini, with Genoa's Rodrigo Palacio and a battle against Arsenal for Ricky Alvarez.

The team is being restructured with Gasp's arrival and there will be a distinctly Argentine flavour to the Nerazzurri next season.

Genoa have already stated talks are on-going for Palacio, but the striker will only be released in part-exchange for Goran Pandev.

Another target is Velez Sarsfield trequartista Alvarez, who was of interest to Roma and Palermo, but now seems very close to Arsenal.

Inter have reportedly intercepted those negotiations with an offer of €9.25m, including performance-related bonuses.

It is suggested Alvarez would also favour Serie A over the Gunners.

“I did meet with two Inter emissaries and we need to see each other again soon, but I think there could be what's required to complete the deal,” declared Velez President Fernando Raffaini.

“Alvarez to Inter is certainly possible.”

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