Italian and British media claim Wesley Sneijder has advised Inter to invest in Everton defender Johnny Heitinga.
The pair are Dutch international teammates and the Daily Mail and Tuttosport suggest Sneijder wants a reunion at club level too.
Heitinga could be on the market at Everton, where the 28-year-old has been since 2009.
However, the Italian papers point out Heitinga would only be brought in if Andrea Ranocchia was sold.
Juventus are thought to be in talks for Ranocchia, having already signed ex-Inter centre-back Lucio this summer.