Inter are planning to re-sign Brazilian striker Ronaldo less than two years after he left the San Siro to join Real Madrid.

Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2002 for £29.8m but he has often admitted that he would like to return to Inter one day.

Now Inter have made it clear that they would like to see the former World Player of the Year return to Serie A.

“We are very interested in Ronaldo. We think he has always been the greatest,” the club’s technical director Marco Branca told the Guardian newspaper.

“(A transfer) is a real possibility. He is the son of Inter.”

Any move for the Brazil international signal the exit from Inter of Christian Vieri.

The Italian striker has been repeatedly linked with a move to Chelsea. But Branca said: “I think at the moment Christian Vieri is very, very far from moving.

“We are quietly concentrated on our championship and we won’t consider any bids.”

Vieri is believed to be unsettled at Inter and criticised the club for their lack of ambition following the sale of team-mate Hernan Crespo. On Wednesday he was fined after failing to attend Monday’s Italian Cup quarter-final against Udinese.