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Internacional turn down Galaxy D'Alessandro bid

December 14, 2008

Copa Sudamericana champions Internacional have revealed they have turned down an offer for midfielder Andres D'Alessandro from Major League Soccer side the Los Angeles Galaxy.

GettyImagesD'Alessandro celebrates for the Argentine side.

The 27-year-old Argentina international was a leading figure when the Porte Alegre side became the first Brazilian club to win the continental title earlier this month.

Internacional vice-president confirmed the Galaxy made enquiries about D'Alessandro in November but their interest was quickly nipped in the bud.

"The offer came from the Los Angeles Galaxy of the United States. I didn't even want to listen to the details," Carvalho commented.

"The offer was for more money than we paid for D'Alessandro, who arrived here for five million euros, but we want to keep the Argentinian."

Meanwhile Roma are ready to let defender Cicinho go as they step up their pursuit of Internacional striker Nilmar.

The Giallorossi have set their sights on a striker and could use the Brazilian defender as a bargaining chip, as they will look to add more firepower to their ranks during the transfer window.