Powerful forward could make San Siro switch.
Inter Milan boss Andrea Stramaccioni has confirmed that former Aston Villa, Stoke City and West Ham striker John Carew is having a trial with the Serie A club.
Carew, 33, was released by the Hammers in July but has continued to train to keep up his fitness.
The former Noway international managed just two goals in 19 appearances at Upton Park in the Championship last season but Inter have moved for the 6’5″ front-man after losing Diego Milito to a season-ending knee injury.
“I think that with Milito’s injury the club wanted to look around to see if there’s a certain type of player who might fit our purposes,” Stramaccioni told Inter’s official website.
According to some sources in Italy, Inter were keen to tempt former Manchester Unites striker Ruud van Nistelrooy out of retirement and also considered shock moves for former Man City forward Emile Mpenza and former Tottenham, Middlesborough and Barnsley man Mido.
“Obviously we’re talking about free agents within a certain date, so the options are limited,” added the Inter boss.
“Our directors have identified that type of player in Carew and now he’s going to have a trial with us, then we’ll decide whether to sign him or not. It’s a fairly normal procedure in other countries.”
Milito’s injury has left Inter with just 35-year-old Tommaso Rocchi as an out-and-out striker, although both Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio can fill-in up front.
Carew has previously played in the Serie A for Roma, having spent a season on loan at the Stadio Olimpico in 2003/04.