River Plate president Passarella confirms interest in Alvarez

Los millonarios' supremo has arrived in Italy to begin talks with Nerazzurri directors over a move for the midfielder, who has struggled to make an impact in Serie A
River Plate president Daniel Passarella has confirmed the club are trying to sign Ricky Alvarez from Inter.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from Guiseppe Meazza after a stuttering career in Serie A to date, and los Millonarios' chief has revealed he is keen on bringing the midfielder back to Argentina.

“I am here for Alvarez,” he told reporters on his arrival in Italy. “Inter want to sell two players: one is Wesley Sneijder, the other could be Alvarez.

“I will meet one of their directors on Tuesday and then we’ll see what happens.”

Alvarez joined Andrea Stramaccioni's side from Velez Sarsfield for €12 million back in the summer of 2011, but injuries and inconsistency have blighted his career over the past 18 months and River began talks towards the end of the year over a possible deal for the player.

Goal.com revealed back in December that Alvarez was heading for the exit door at Inter, with Chievo and Catania keen on the player's signature.