Inter may decisively abandon Rafael Benitez and shift the focus to bringing Pep Guardiola over from Barcelona, but Chelsea stand in the way.
The Spanish coach is seen as a fundamental tool in the intergration and survival of Inter in future as compatriot Benitez has failed to get to grips with life after Jose Mourinho.
And with Guardiola showing the 'Special One' the ropes in Spain on Monday, Inter president Massimo Moratti wants him in.
Il Corriere dello Sport reports the Italians tried but failed to land Guardiola last spring when they knew Mourinho was considering Real Madrid.
They failed as Guardiola signed a new deal until 2012 which crossed paths with the arrival of Sandro Rosell, the Blaugrana's president.
However, Moratti is on standby and he is ready to show Guardiola a hand, and sweeten it with a lucrative offer if he decides time at Camp Nou is up.
But Chelsea are also looking at the sought after coach. Carlo Ancelotti's Stamford Bridge future has been thrown into doubt, leaving rumours to close in on Guardiola.