John Shittu insisted earlier this week that reported interest in Mikel was "just a rumour", but the Nigerian's representative has now admitted that the Serie A club are keen to add the midfielder to their squad.
"Inter? What I can tell you is that I met with my client and the directors, and they are interested in him," Shittu told FcInterNews.it.
"He is a great player who has won the Champions League and the Africa Cup of Nations, so he is suited to the Nerazzurri's standards.
"Inter is a possibility, but right now, Mikel is a Chelsea player."
Mikel has made 35 appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit this season.