The agent of Arsenal star Lukas Podolski has refused to rule out the possibility of exit from the Emirates in the summer.
The German international joined the north London club from FC Koln in 2012 and his future at the club remains uncertain after his representative's latest comments. A report in The Mirror suggests Inter Milan are believed to be interested in signing the forward after the end of the season.
The Italian club have acquired the services of Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic, who will join them next season. Podolski's agent Nassim Touihri has fuelled speculation surrounding the former Bayern Munich player's future at Arsenal by claiming Inter as an "interesting club."
"At the moment we do not know what will happen in the future. Inter an interesting club that wants to invest as it has recently also signed Vidic," the Metro quoted Touihri as saying.
"Cologne is his heart and his passion,' added Touihri. 'But at the moment it is too early to say where Podolski end of play," Podolski's agent added.
The German forward missed most of the first half of the season due to injury. He made a return to the first team during Arsenal's goalless draw against Chelsea at the Emirates. Podolski was the unused substitute for the game.
He has made 10 league appearances this season and managed three goals in the process. Out of that 10, five have come from the bench and has seen his appearances restricted during the ongoing campaign.
Meanwhile, Inter president Erick Thohir has revealed several players could follow Vidic to San Siro in the summer as the Serie A outfit are preparing to bring in new faces in the summer.
"We might add a few players for next season. We're building a team for the next few years. With Hernanes I think we have leadership in the middle. With Vidic we have a leader in the defence," Thohir told Inter's official website.
"I think we need to create stability in the team but I think by next season the average age of the team will be 26.5 years old. The most important thing, as I keep saying, is to balance the ages and also balance the positions."