The Nerazzurri are keen to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2012-13 campaign after a disappointing season which saw them finish in just sixth place in the Serie A table, and they see the Dutchman as the perfect addition to their midfield.
De Jong joined Manchester City from Hamburg in January 2009, and quickly became a key player at the Citizens.
However, the Netherlands international, who has a contract with the club until the summer of 2013, has been struggling to secure regular first-team action this term, and Inter are hopeful of luring the midfielder away from the Premier League champions.
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Meanwhile, Inter are also believed to be closely monitoring the situation of Aleksandar Kolarov as they are looking to sign a new left-back.
Toulouse star Franck Tabanou is the Giuseppe Meazza side's first choice for the position, but they see the 26-year-old Serbia international as a suitable alternative, should they fail to sign the Frenchman.
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