Date: 15th August 2015 at 8:24pm
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Fifa are set to resolve the saga concerning Ricky Alvarez amid a heated dispute between Inter and Sunderland over who owns the Argentine.

The midfielder spent the second half of last season on-loan at the English Premier League side and the Black Cats had agreed a deal with Inter that they would purchase the player outright if they could avoid relegation to the English Championship.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter have now submitted documents to the world governing body as they bid to recoup the transfer fee for the player to finance further signings before the end of the transfer window.

Despite Dick Advocaat’s side narrowly beating the drop, Sunderland are unwilling to stump up the €11 million fee for the 27-year-old citing the player’s poor injury record in a move that has infuriated the Nerazzurri.

Alvarez joined the Black Cats under former coach Gus Poyet at the beginning of last season but has endured a frustrating spell in the North East due to a series of injuries.