According to FC Inter News, Inter Milan and Genoa have discussed an alliance regarding San Lorenzo striker Adolfo Gaich, potentially stopping Everton from signing him.
Gaich, 20, has emerged as a promising young talent in Argentina, and he just scored three goals at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland to boost his reputation.
Marca reported over the weekend that Everton are big fans of Gaich, and may be willing to $15million (£11.8million) to secure the 6ft 3in centre forward's signature.
However, a number of clubs are now looking at Gaich too, and two clubs actually appear to be forming a surprise alliance which could block Everton's attempts.
It's believed that Genoa have spoken to Inter about a long-term deal. In this scenario, they'd sign Gaich now to bolster their attacking options, but would have the promise of a big-money sale to Inter in the future.
Inter love Gaich but don't feel he's ready for a move to the San Siro, and feel that such an alliance gives him first-team football at Genoa, who would then receive a huge profit.
That would be of real concern to Everton, as the lure of having a guaranteed spot at Inter in the future may be too good to turn down for the young target man.
Marcel Brands still has a chance to get in and do a deal before Genoa and Inter strike their agreement, but with the two clubs allegedly talking, they need to act quickly.
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