The Serie A giants have targeted the Romanian international as a replacement for veteran Cristian Chivu, although he is also thought to be on the wish list of arch-rivals AC Milan.
Chelsea are another club who have expressed an early interest for the 23-year-old, although his agent claimed they have not submitted an offer for his client.
Now chief Gigi Becali admits he is ready to let the centre-back join the Nerazzurri should they receive a fee in the region of £8.5million.
He told Romanian TV station DigiSport: "I'm prepared to let him go to Inter because Victor Becali (the player's agent) has promised that they would have first option on him.
"If they give me 10 million euros for the player, I'll let him go right now, seriously."