Report: World Cup star's agent comments on Sunderland and QPR interest

Agent of Inter Milan defender Alvaro Pereira has told Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers that his client can only be bought, not loaned

According to Alvaro Pereira’s agent, Alfredo Regueira, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers have been knocked back in an enquiry to take Inter Milan defender on loan and have been told they will need to buy.

The 29-year-old’s agent was quoted on Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb via FCInterNews as saying: ‘’There are clubs that have asked me about his situation.

''I can confirm we have talked with River Plate, Racing and Estudiantes, but also with English clubs. There are several teams that would like to loan, but Inter want to sell.

‘’In England there were Sunderland and QPR but only for a loan. So, we are waiting a bit now to see what happens.’’

The Uruguayan defender, who is well-known largely due to playing on in the World Cup after being knocked unconscious, has been on loan at Brazilian giants Sao Paulo through the whole of 2014 after agreeing a one-and-a-half year loan in the previous January transfer window. However, Inter activated their right to cut the deal short in order to sell him before he enters the last year of his contract – June 2016.

The former Porto player, who has been capped 65 times for country, is a player that does look like he would be suited to the rigours of the Premier League, certainly on his showing in the World Cup.

Pacy, aggressive and athletic would be the best way to describe the left-sided full-back and if he was to join up with Sunderland or Queens Park Rangers he would bring a lot of quality and experience with him.

Although both sides are reportedly holding out for a loan deal, it does seem like his future in Italy is all but finished, so if they can remain patient then perhaps Inter could be more lenient with their demands. 

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