That particular midfielder is Jérémy Toulalan of AS Monaco. The 31-year old is in the last few months of his contract, which is due to expire at the end of the season.
However, the former Nantes, Lyon and Malaga man, has yet to sign a new deal with the principality which added fuel to the speculation that he will move on a free transfer at the conclusion of his contract.
Report has it that Newcastle United is also keen on signing Toulalan, but Roberto Mancini has urged Inter to move quickly and has offered a two-year deal for the Frenchman services.
Toulalan is a vastly experienced midfielder. He won two liege 1 titles during his five year stay with Lyon. He then joined Malaga and helped the club qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history in his first season there. He also won 36 caps with France and was part of their squad in Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010.
At 31, Toulalan won't be a game changer but he could be a solid addition to the squad as a veteran role player. It remains to be seen whether Mancini will be able to get his man.