Roberto Mancini, the Internazionale head coach, could have the services of Lukas Podolski or Xherdan Shaqiri to call upon when his side take on Celtic in the last 32 of the Europa League next month.

The Italians, who have been struggling in Serie A, have wasted little time in recruiting in this January transfer window, having already secured Podolski on loan from Arsenal.

They remain favourites for Bayern Munich's Shaqiri on loan with an option to buy despite interest from Liverpool in the Swiss midfielder.

With both players having featured in the Champions League this season, only one can be registered for the Europa League match against Celtic.

However, Inter could lose midfielder Yann M'Vila ahead of their trip to Scotland.

Parma want to sign the midfielder, after he admitted he hadn't settled in Milan and the French playmaker could depart on loan.