Inter have become the hot favourites to sign Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo, beating Napoli and Wolves, according to L’Equipe.
The 18-year-old is lighting up the January transfer market, as he turned down a contract extension with his club.
Napoli and Wolverhampton Wanderers have shown the strongest interest so far.
However, French paper L’Equipe suggests Inter have suddenly dived in with an approach and jumped to the front of the queue.
The centre-back turns 19 next month and can also play in a more advanced midfield role.
So far this season, Todibo has 10 Ligue 1 appearances, contributing a goal and an assist.