Inter are seriously pondering a bid for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko given his uncertain future in England.
The Italian club are reportedly thinking about replacing Diego Milito at the end of the season as the latter could be tempted by a move back to Argentina.
Dzeko, previously linked with Milan and Juventus, may be available in the summer as his contract is set to expire in June 2015.
The Bosnian ace, signed from Wolfsburg in January 2011 for €32m, has struggled for action under boss Manuel Pellegrini this term.
“I need to play more than I am,” he admitted recently. “I’ve only started four games in the Premier League. But if you put me in there for 90 minutes, everything is possible.
“It’s difficult because you don’t have a run of games, then you come into the team after maybe four games and sometimes you want to do well, but you can’t do it.
“For three games in the Premier League I didn’t play at all. That never happened last season. I didn’t go three games without any minutes.
“There’s the Champions League and Capital One Cup also, but that’s not enough for me. For every striker it’s important to play 90 minutes, not 45, then 50, then maybe 15.
“I’m still here and I still have 18 months left on my contract. But you never know what can happen in the future.”
Tuttosport are suggesting that Dzeko could be made available for around €18m once the 2013-14 campaign comes to a conclusion.