Inter will make a move for Diego Forlan of Atletico Madrid to replace Samuel Eto'o, reports are insisting.
The Cameroon striker is set to leave the Italian club for Anzhi this week and the Uruguayan could take his place at San Siro.
Although also linked with Manchester City's Carlos Tevez and Ezeqiuel Lavezzi of Napoli, netting Forlan is seen as the simpler option.
Atletico Madrid are apparently ready to sacrifice the South American given that they are on the verge of signing Porto's Falcao.
"At the moment we are not interested in selling Forlan, especially after we sold Sergio Aguero," Atletico director Miguel Angel Gil Marin stated.
"However, we are tracking another attacker as we are interested in and very close to getting Falcao.
"If we manage to complete that deal then we are ready to listen to offers for Forlan."
Forlan, 32, has been with his present Spanish club since his 2007 switch from La Liga rivals Villarreal.
In 134 League games for the capital outfit, he's netted 74 goals.