Inter are seriously considering making an offer for Barcelona forward David Villa, Il Corriere dello Sport understands.
Having made numerous changes to the playing squad in the summer, the Neroazzurri are aware the team lack some quality to enter the title chase this season, but they are eager to establish themselves as serious title contenders in 2013/2014.
The squad could be somewhat reinforced in January, but Inter officials are planning some major deals for next summer.
Signing a world-class striker will be a priority, and the sporting department is already compiling a list of possible reinforcements.
Fernando Llorente, Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli are all potential targets, while Barcelona forward David Villa is the latest player to be linked with the Neroazzurri.
The Spain international has been unable to break into the starting line-up under Tito Vilanova despite fully recovering from injury, and he could be open to summer exit unless the situation improves significantly.
Since joining the club from Valencia, the 30-year-old has scored 26 goals in 54 La Liga appearances for the Catalans.