Former Inter president Massimo Moratti said any potential swoop for Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic depends on the future of coach Roberto Mancini.
Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the end of the season and the ex-Inter star has been linked with a number of clubs, namely Manchester United and AC Milan, as well as Los Angeles Galaxy.
Inter – where Ibrahimovic won three Scudettos – are also a possible destination for the 34-year-old, though the uncertainty surrounding Mancini, who watched the Milan club fade dramatically in their pursuit of Serie A glory and Champions League qualification, would have to be sorted first.
“A lot will depend on the choices Inter make with the coach,” Moratti – now an honorary president at Inter – told FCInterNews.com.
“As well as many other aspects, such as the possible need to have a player of such quality.
“But I cannot put myself in the shoes of others, now is totally different to 2006 [when Inter first signed Ibrahimovic].”
Ibrahimovic has scored a league-high 36 goals this season, helping PSG to a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title.