"I have no doubt that Inter is still above Juve, although they've done well in the market buying Amauri and Christian Poulsen," said Mihajlovic.

"Of course, if they also took Dejan, the Bianconeri immediately would become the favourites for the Scudetto."

Mihajlovic also took a swipe at new Inter boss Jose Mourinho.

"He immediately gave his consent to Dejan's sale because he considers him a (Roberto) Mancini man. Of course, Stankovic is linked to Roberto and myself, but above all he is linked to the team that he plays for, like every professional.

"In fact I am absolutely convinced that, should he end up staying with Inter, in the end he will be the midfielder most used by the Portuguese."