Palermo president Zamparini: Inter have beaten Arsenal for Alvarez
Palermo had also been bidding for Alvarez, which seemingly gave Zamparini his insight and now he claims that he knows Inter's late bid for the player will be successful.
"We were close to signing [Ricky] Alvarez for half the price they will now pay for him but my colleagues took it easy and no agreement was reached," Zamparini bemoaned to Sky Italia.
"Ricky Alvarez could be in England or Italy, because we are negotiating with several clubs in those countries," said Velez chief Fernando Raffaini.
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