Portugal midfielder Maniche has joined Inter on loan from Spanish side Atletico Madrid until June.
“Maniche is Inter’s. This morning, having completed a medical, he signed a contract with the club until June. 30 2008,” the club said on their web site.
Media reports said Inter had first option to buy Maniche for €6m.
The Italian champions have signed Maniche in after suffering a series of injuries to their midfield.
Patrick Vieira and Luis Figo are battling to return from long-term problems, Olivier Dacourt will miss the rest of the season after knee surgery and Dejan Stankovic has only just recovered from a heel injury.