Inter's chief technical director Marco Branca has revealed his plans to sign a striker as cover for Diego Milito.
The Argentina international has frequently been injured this season and the sale of Mario Balotelli last summer means Inter are short of options up front.
"We have to be competitive on all fronts. If there is the chance to rest someone for some games, it can be an advantage to get certain results," Branca said.
Leonardo also backed the club's stance on the matter "if someone can become a resource and give us a hand. We will not buy for the sake of buying."
This morning's La Gazzetta dello Sport has linked Inter with Juventus' Amauri, Brescia's Andrea Caracciolo and even Bolton Wanderers striker Johan Elmander.
Sevilla's Luis Fabiano is another name said to be on Branca's shortlist, although Inter would face competition from Juventus.
In the meantime, it looks likely that Inter will tie up a deal to sign Feyenoord starlet Luc Castaignos in the next few days.