The sporting director of Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting, Daniel Ares, has revealed that Inter are one of a number of clubs interested in teenage centre-back Alan Matturo.

In an interview with, Ares offered an insight into how Defensor had a track record of developing Uruguayan stars, and confirmed that Inter had indirectly shown an interest in Matturo, who has earned admirers from across Europe after breaking through into the first team.

“We are a club that trains players and we are proud of it. Alan joins a list of great players who have left our team, such as Martin Caceres, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Damian Suarez, Maxi Gomez, and Mauro Arambarri,” Ares declared.

“We’ve had no direct communication from the Nerazzurri, but the interest in the player was expressed to us by Alan’s representative.”

Matturro currently has a release clause of just €6 million in his contract, but Ares admitted that Defensor would be willing to negotiate if it meant securing a more long-term windfall from the sale of the 18-year-old.

“We are open to listening to the various offers of the clubs, but our intention is that a percentage of the future resale of the boy remains with us.

“Many clubs have shown an interest in Alan,” he added.

The Montevideo-native has only just broken into the first team at Defensor, but Ares tipped him to become a key figure in Uruguay’s national team and represent his country at major tournaments.

“Due to his characteristics, if he continues to develop them, the national team could count on him in defence for many World Cups to come,” Ares claimed.

Matturo has made 25 senior appearances for his club, scoring once.