Lukas Podolski

Inter Milan are planning a massive clear-out this summer and according to Italian reports manager Walter Mazarri is keen to sign Arsenal striker Lukas Podolki to bolster his attack.

After winning the Champions League in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, the Italian giants have struggled to replicate that success and this season they are sitting in fifth place in Serie A, 28 points behind leaders Juventus.

Reports in Italy claimed last week that they have already agreed terms to sign Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic while they are also monitoring his team-mate Patrice Evra and Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, both of whom are out of contract with their clubs at the end of the current campaign.

According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport Inter are also looking to the Premier League to strengthen their attack, and boss Mazarri is specially keen on Podolski's signing, as he values his versatility as both a striker and a winger highly.

The Italian newspaper reports that Inter Milan technical director Piero Ausilio was in London last week trying to convince Sagna to move to the Seria A giants, and also asked Arsenal's officials about Podolski's situation.

Nevertheless, it appears uncertain whether Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will agree to negotiate a deal for the German international, considering his lack of options up-front.

Arsena signed Podoski in summer 2012 after paying £10.9m to German side Cologne to secure his services and he has been a key player for Wenger both as a starter and as a substitute thanks to his versatility.

In his debut season at the Emirates Stadium he scored 11 goals in 25 Premier League starting appearances. Meanwhile, this campaign he has struggled with a long-term injury, missing 15 Premier League games, but he is set to play an important role in the final part of the season to help Arsenal compete for the Premier league title.