Porto officials have landed in Italy in a bid to sign Inter enigma Ricky Alvarez before the January transfer window closes.
The 24-year-old, netted from Velez Sarsfield in 2011, is available given his sporadic form and injury issues this season.
The Argentine attacking midfielder has only made nine League appearances this term and seven of those have come from the bench.
There was talk that Spanish outfit Espanyol could be interested in taking him on loan, but it appears that Porto are heading the list of clubs wanting his signature.
Porto directors, which include the son of President Pinto Da Costa, have touched down in Italy’s fashion capital for talks.
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