Inter are hoping to use the help of Sassuolo to bring Argentinos Juniors forward Nico Gonzalez to Serie A, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Gonzalez has scored seven goals in 22 appearances in the Primera Division so far this season and has emerged as a transfer target for sporting director Piero Ausilio, who believes the 20 year-old would be a worthwhile investment for the future.
However the Nerazzurri are unwilling to spend the money that Argentinos Juniors are asking for him at the moment due to their Financial Fair Play restrictions, so they are looking to strike a partnership with another Italian club.
Inter have strong relations with Sassuolo and would like them to be the club that officially sign Gonzalez, who is looking to obtain an EU passport but does not have one for the moment, but with an agreement that would see the player move to Milan at some stage in the coming seasons.
Gonzalez is not the only player the two clubs are in talks over at the moment, though. Inter remain interested in signing forward Matteo Politano while the Neroverdi are thought to be keen on youngsters Davide Merola, Nicolo Zaniolo and Federico Valietti.