France Football claim Inter are ready to offer €60-70m for Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe, the jewel of Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille.
Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta and sporting director Piero Ausilio have made 23-year-old Pepe one of their main transfer targets for this summer.
According to the latest rumours coming out of France, the Milanese club have taken the first steps in signing the Ivorian striker.
Lille would need a fee somewhere in the range of €60m to part with their star, who has scored 20 times in 35 games this season.
Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Paris Saint Germain are also very interested in the forward, while Olympique Lyonnais, Schalke 04 and Sevilla are further behind in the transfer race.
Pepe tends to play on the right side of a trident attack, but can also be a centre-forward or winger.