Inter are attempting to beat city rivals Milan in the chase to sign Juraj Kucka from Genoa.
It was believed that the midfielder would remain at Marassi for the new season, before heading to the Rossoneri next summer.
However, Inter are also very keen on the Slovakian international and are looking to do a deal as soon as possible.
With Genoa searching for a new goalkeeper to replace the Benfica-bound Eduardo, the Nerazzurri are getting inventive.
The San Siro giants are hoping to take advantage of Genoa's interest in Emiliano Viviano by including Kucka in a potential deal.
Italian international goalkeeper Viviano joined Inter this summer after the club beat Bologna to his signature following a blind auction.
Viviano won't remain at the Stadio Meazza though with Brazilian international Julio Cesar still at the club.
Inter are ready to release Viviano to Genoa, but they are keen to at least get an option on Kucka in return.
Genoa signed Kucka, 24, in January for €3m from Sparta Prague.