The Nerazzurri sold Wesley Sneijder to Galatasaray this month, and have been linked with a move for the Brazilian to replace the Dutchman.
“I know him, he's a great player, he always gets into the box and scores a lot of goals," he told Mediaset.
“It'd be great for us if he does join Inter.”
The 21-year-old went on to comment on the future of Philippe Coutinho, who has been linked with a move away from San Siro this month.
“I'd be sad if Coutinho left, but he needs to do what's right for him. However it goes, whether he leaves or not, it won't change our friendship.”