San Siro giants are keen on White Hart Lane duo.
Inter Milan officials have contacted their Tottenham Hotspur counterparts about the possibility of signing midfielders Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.
The Serie A champions want to rebuild an ageing sqaud this summer and see the Spurs duo as the ideal replacements.
Inter manager Leonardo is a long-term admirer of both players and his bosses were impressed by them after playing Tottenham in the Champions League.
The Italians believe they will have a realistic chance of persuading Spurs to sell, should they miss out on the top four.
Inter will test the North London club’s resolve with a £65million double bid for the midfielders.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp insists none of his stars will be sold but chairman Daniel Levy has said the wage bill will have to be reduced if the club do not retain Champions League status.
Modric has said he is not thinking of leaving, but Inter believe they can lure him away by offering him Champions League football next season.