San Siro outfit eyeing veteran Norweigan to solve striker crisis.
Inter Milan are set to complete the shock free transfer of former West Ham, Aston Villa and Stoke City striker John Carew, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 33-year-old has been without a club since being released by the Hammers in July but has continued to train to keep up his fitness.
The Nerazzurri are desperate to sign a striker outside the Italian transfer window after losing Argentine Diego Milito to season-ending keen injury earlier this month.
Milito’s injury has left Inter with just 35-year-old Tomasso Rocchi as an out-and-out striker, although Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio have both filled in up-front.
Inter attempted to lure former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy out of retirement and also considered Angelo Charisteas, Emile Mpenza and ex-Tottenham, Barnsley and Middlesborough forward Mido, before turning to Carew.
The 6’5″ forward scored just twice in 19 appearances for West Ham in the Championship last season and managed only 37 Premier League goals in over 100 appearances for Villa between 2007 and 2011.
Inter face Tottenham in the Europa League last-16 double-header in March and are also facing a struggle to qualify for European competition through the league, sitting fifth in the Serie A at present.