Claudio Marchisio's contract expires in June 2014 and it's reported Manchester United are ready to poach the Juventus talent.
The midfielder grew up in the Bianconeri youth academy and became a key figure when they were demoted to Serie B in 2006.
Marchisio has become an Italy international, but talks over improved contract talks have stalled.
It is reported in Italy that he is demanding a pay rise before putting pen to paper on a new deal. The 25-year-old currently earns just €1m per season.
However, Manchester United have joined Inter in tracking the situation and hope to take advantage.
It is not the first time that United have been linked with Serie A stars this month, as Sir Alex Ferguson is also said to be showing an interest in Inter's Wesley Sneijder and Udinese talent Alexis Sanchez.