Kolarov is a target for the Nerazzurri this summer.
Inter Milan are preparing to put the disappointment of the 2012/13 season behind them by signing Manchester City full-back Aleksander Kolarov, according to Tuttosport.
The 2010 Serie A champions struggled to find any form in the league this season and ended up finishing a lowly ninth – subsequently missing out on European football for next campaign.
New Inter manager Walter Mazzarri is a keen advocate of using three central defenders and then wing-backs on the flanks; a role Kolarov has played occasionally with City.
Mazzarri employed these tactics during his time at Napoli – with noticeable success as the Azzurri finished second in the league behind Juventus.
With the Serbian’s tendency to break forward down the wing it’s thought that the new Inter boss views the 27-year-old as the perfect player for this formation.
Kolarov is also an attractive prospect for the Milan outfit as the defender knows Serie A well, having played for Lazio for three years before the Citizens came in and bought the left-back for £20m in 2010.
Since moving to the Etihad Stadium the Serbia international has had to compete with Gael Clichy for a place in the starting XI and Kolarov has started just 40 Premier League matches during his three seasons at the club.
It’s believed that the full-back would be available to buy for around £5.1m from City, although the wage demands of the player could prove to be a stumbling block as Inter could not afford to match the what the wealthy Premier League side pay.