Inter Milan are monitoring Roma's drawn out contract talks with midfielder Alberto Aquilani. Tuttosport says Inter see the Italy international as the ideal replacement for veteran midfielder Patrick Vieira next season. The Frenchman has been linked with Lyon.

Aware of Roma's search for a new centre-forward, Inter are willing to offer Mario Balotelli in part-exchange for Aquilani - should the Giallorossi fail to strike terms with their star midfielder before the summer.