President Massimo Moratti has confirmed “Inter should announce their new Coach by the end of the week.”
The club is scrambling for a replacement after Leonardo quit to become a director at Paris Saint-Germain.
So far they have been turned down by Marcelo Bielsa, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Andre Villas-Boas and Fabio Capello.
“I spoke with directors Marco Branca and Pietro Ausilio about transfer activity both coming in and going out,” explained Moratti to Sky Sport Italia after leaving a meeting.
“I can tell you Inter should announce their new Coach by the end of the week.”
Other options were suggested today, such as France manager and former Inter player Laurent Blanc.
“No, he is tied to the France squad and by even attempting it we'd be back to square one.
"We cannot say Guus Hiddink is the 'favourite,' as that would be lacking respect to others.
"Gian Piero Gasperini has been contacted, but it was just an initial enquiry."