Inter Milan are encouraging Tottenham to revive their interest for defender Marco Materazzi.

Spurs sounded out Inter about the veteran's availability during the January market and Italian sources say they're being encouraged to try again.

Inter want to use Tottenham's interest in Materazzi to open talks about a swap deal involving midfielder Luka Modric.

While Inter coach Jose Mourinho has admitted admiration for Jermaine Jenas, Modric is now emerging as a top summer target for the Serie A leaders.