Gazzetta dello Sport today have a big article on the future of Julian Alvarez, and Inter Milan’s hopes of signing the player from River Plate.
It’s explained Inter are currently in pole position, but still a long way from getting a deal done, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity for other clubs to enter the scene.
The big Italian slant is a potential effort from AC Milan, which would result in a city derby for the Argentine.
Of course, no big transfer story is currently complete without a mention for Newcastle United.
Gazzetta say the Magpies are ‘ready to make a super offer’ for the player. That’s likely related to personal terms, given he has a €20m buyout clause with River Plate.
Despite the interest from Eddie Howe’s side, it’s made clear Alvarez currently has other plans. According to the Italian newspaper, the 21-year-old striker wants to develop his talents at a top club, and it’s not thought that Newcastle are currently in that bracket.
It’s certainly a situation still worth keeping an eye on for Newcastle, with South American prospects sometimes being encouraged into less-than-obvious moves by agents.