Inter are pondering a bid for Mattia Cassani given their problems in trying to sign Ezequiel Schelotto from Atalanta.
The latter is at the top of their list for a new right-sided player, but agreeing a deal with his club is proving to be problematic.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri are now thinking about a switch of objectives.
Among the alternatives is Cassani, the Fiorentina player who has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular under new boss Vincenzo Montella.
Cassani, also linked with Palermo, Roma and Sampdoria, could join the San Siro giants on loan with an option to be netted outright at the end of the season.