Inter Milan aware of buyout clause for Hamburg defender Boateng

Inter Milan have been alerted to the availability of Hamburg defender Jerome Boateng.

Inter Milan have been alerted to the availability of Hamburg defender Jerome Boateng.

The U21 Germany international has been followed by Inter this year, after starring in the summer's U21 European Championships.

The Hamburger Morgenpost says Boateng carries a £10 million buyout clause in his contract and is a target for Inter coach Jose Mourinho.

The 21 year's deal expires in 2012 and Hamburg have already moved to open talks about a new agreement.