The 2010 Treble winners, who were taken over by Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir earlier this year, are currently in fifth place in Serie A and unlikely to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Inter's current group of strikers - Rodrigo Palacio, Mauro Icardi and Diego Milito - have managed only 16 league goals between them this season and they want a big-name centre-forward to fire them back into contention.

The San Siro side are long-term admirers of Dzeko, who has started only half of Manchester City's Premier League fixtures under Manuel Pellegrini, and they are expected to revive their interest in the Bosnian in the summer.

Meanwhile, Inter are also monitoring Southampton's club-record signing Osvaldo, who was shipped out on loan to Juventus following a training ground bust-up.