The Chelsea midfielder has been targeted by the Italian giants, who have already agreed to sign Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic as part of their summer recruitment drive
The Italian giants have regularly been linked with a move for Mikel and the Serie A giants have stepped up their interest in recent weeks.
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And their Premier League raid could continue with Mikel's agent, John Shittu, revealing that Inter are keen on signing the Nigeria international, despite saying earlier in the week it was "just a rumour".
"Inter? What I can tell you is that I met with my client and the directors and they are interested in him," Shittu told FcInterNews.it.
"He is a great player who won the Champions League and the Africa Cup of Nations, so he is suited to the Nerazzurri's (Inter) standards.
"Inter is a possibility, but right now Mikel is a Chelsea player.
"I cannot tell you anything more on the negotiations. The fact remains that Mikel now has a contract with the Blues."
Mikel has made 23 Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season, with 13 coming off the bench.