The Italian side have been linked with a move for the 28-year-old, who has struggled to establish himself in Arsene Wenger’s plans since his £11million move from Cologne back in 2012.

Now the German’s agent has suggested Inter could be an attractive proposition for the forward having already snapped up United skipper Vidic on a free transfer.

‘At the moment we do not know what will happen in the future,’ his agent Nassim Touihri is reported to have said.

‘Inter an interesting club that wants to invest as it has recently also signed Vidic.’

‘Cologne is his heart and his passion,’ added Touihri. ‘But at the moment it is too early to say where Podolski end of play.’