Inter have stepped up their interest in Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller after seeing the German's playing time in Bavaria diminish rapidly this season.
Muller had been consigned to a role on the bench for the last five games in all competitions by manager Niko Kovac, until the most recent Champions League win over Olympiacos, with Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Perisic and Kingsley Coman often preferred in the advanced midfield role.
The 30-year-old has spent his entire career with Bayern, ever since breaking through the club's youth ranks 11 years ago. A glittering, trophy-laden career has followed during which time he's scored 186 goals in 497 outings for Die Roten.
However, with an exciting new crop on talent emerging in Bavaria, Muller has found first-team opportunities hard to come by, which has heightened speculation about a potential departure from the Allianz Arena.
According to German publication Kicker (via Goal), Inter are one of the sides keen on offering the versatile forward regular playing time, with their interest intensifying due to Muller's recent struggles.