Christian Eriksen has agreed personal terms to join Inter in January, claim Sky Sport Italia, and the first offer to Tottenham is €10m plus bonuses.
This is believed to be an opening proposal and the Nerazzurri are prepared to raise it, as Spurs are asking for €20m.
The Danish international will be a free agent in June when his contract expires, so Inter hope they can secure his signature for at most €15m.
Antonio Conte has requested a midfield reinforcement and Eriksen is the second choice, but after Barcelona changed coach from Ernesto Valverde to Quique Setien last night, Arturo Vidal seems increasingly unlikely to leave Camp Nou.
Leonardo Spinazzola will arrive in Milan tomorrow morning for his medical, in a straight swap deal with Matteo Politano going to Roma.
This in turn will free up a spot in attack for Olivier Giroud to come in from Chelsea, as he is also in the final six months of his contract.