Inter head coach Rafael Benitez is determined to edge out Tottenham Hotspur in the race to land Manchester City defender Micah Richards, according to The Times.
Richards, 22, is expected to be made surplus to requirements at Eastlands next term after the club swooped for Hamburg and Germany World Cup player Jerome Boateng. This move has alerted Spurs and Inter to his availability.
Despite making just 23 Premier League appearances last term due to form and fitness worries, the utility stopper remains highly rated. The two sides will now compete to add the ex-England international to their squads as they prepare for next season.