Gian Piero Gasperini's chances of being hired by Inter have improved after Fabio Capello reportedly turned down the Nerazzurri.
The San Siro giants are looking for a new Coach given that present boss Leonardo is expected to become the new sporting director at Paris SG.
Inter turned their attention to England boss Capello after being rejected by top target Marcelo Bielsa and refusing to pay Andre Villas Boas' €15m release clause at Porto.
Pierfilippo Capello, the tactician's son and representative, admitted contact with the Italian giants.
"Yes," he told The Sun newspaper. "But Fabio will remain with the FA."
The Beneamata, according to the same publication, are understood to have offered Capello a three-year contract worth £20m after tax. He currently nets £6m a campaign.
Capello, 65, is contracted to the English national side until after the 2012 European Championship.
Having failed to land Capello, Inter are now looking very closely at Gasperini who is available after his sacking at Genoa this season.
Given that President Massimo Moratti is insisting that he won't poach a Coach who is presently with a club side, Gasperini is a serious option.
Delio Rossi, who recently left Palermo, is also in the race although he again insisted last night that he's not been contacted by the Nerazzurri.
Fiorentina boss Sinisa Mihajlovic is still being linked despite the fact that both he and the Viola have made it clear that they intend to stay together.
Mihajlovic, a former Inter player and assistant boss, still has a year left to run on his Stadio Artemio Franchi deal.
Turkey boss Guus Hiddink and Luciano Spalletti of Zenit are seeing their names linked with the post too.