Inter's proxy for injured Walter Samuel is personified by Udinese stopper Cristian Zapata, claims agent Massimo Italiani.
Zapata has been tipped to join Inter in January after reports prefigured he was on Rafael Benitez's shopping list.
Injuries have forced Inter to look beyond their own edge and towards the rim of other clubs. And Zapata is an ideal solution.
"Zapata is a player who would suit Inter," Italiani told Tuttomercatoweb.com.
"He ticks the boxes of a defender Inter are looking for.
"In any case, I don't think Udinese will do great things in January."