Serie A giants Inter Milan are interested in signing Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola this summer, according to Italian media outlet Tuttosport.
Since joining Real Madrid from Real Sociedad in July 2018 for €30million, Alvaro Odriozola has failed to an impact at Real Madrid.
After an unsuccessful loan spell at Bayern Munich, the 26 year old impressed on loan with Italian side Fiorentina, chipping in with one goal and one assist in 27 appearances for La Viola.
After a successful loan spell with Fiorentina, Alvaro Odriozola now looks set to return to the Serie A next season with Inter Milan.
Fiorentina hoped to sign Alvaro Odriozola from Real Madrid on a permanent deal but have given up their pursuit of the right-back with Inter Milan now leading the race.
Following Inter Milan’s interest in signing the 26 year old, Real Madrid are reportedly willing to cut the losses on Alvaro Odriozola and sell this summer.
Real Madrid are asking for €20million for Alvaro Odriozola and Simone Inzaghi’s Inter Milan will submit a bid for the 26 year old should Denzel Dumfries leave Inter Milan amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
Dumfries could be the second successive right wing-back to leave Inter Milan after just one year at San Siro following Achraf Hakimi’s departure last summer.
Real Madrid are lacking in cover at right-back for Dani Carvajal, but if Alvaro Odriozola leaves for Inter Milan then it would signal that Real Madrid still trust Lucas Vazquez to cover there.
Alvaro Odriozola has previously revealed the conversation he had with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti before joining Fiorentina on loan last season.
“It was very simple,” Alvaro Odriozola said of the move in an interview with Diario AS, “As it was two weeks away from the most important moment of pre-season, I spoke with Carlo maybe a week before the market closed.
“I said that I wanted my quality to be valued, my professionalism.
“I felt a lot of love for Ancelotti, I always admired him as a coach and a person.
He told me that if I wanted to stay, it wouldn’t be a problem, that if I wanted to leave also.
“But he was clear that I wasn’t going to play 30 games and that if I left I would return in June.
“So, I decided to come (to Italy), it was my decision. In no moment did he push me to make the decision, nor Real Madrid.
“It was my decision because I I believe that I needed to come here to play 30 games and, over all, to grow as a footballer. Now I hope to triumph in Italy and return to the Los Blancos home.”