Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is exploring the potential availability of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Controcampo says Mancini has spoken with Italian agent Giorgio de Giorgios about sounding out the possibility of luring Gerrard to the San Siro at the end of the season.

Inter see Gerrard as the final piece needed to rule Europe and are convinced the Reds ace is unsettled at Anfield as they struggle to compete with the Premiership's best. Failure to qualify for the Champions League next season will be all the encouragement Inter need to make an offer in the summer.