Inter are considering bringing forward a deal to sign Bologna goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano after Julio Cesar's latest injury.
The Brazil international looks likely to miss his eighth game in League and Cup this season after straining a muscle in training.
La Gazzetta dello Sport understands Inter are so concerned that they are considering alternative arrangements despite the signing of stand-in goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi during the summer.
Inter already co-own Viviano who has become Italy's No 1 in Gigi Buffon's absence through injury.
The 25-year-old has already expressed his intention to stay at Bologna for the remainder of the season, so as not to compromise his run in the national team.
If Inter don't receive any reassurances from Julio Cesar regarding his fitness they may inquire about loaning Cagliari's Federico Marchetti until the end of the season.
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