Manchester United are said to be interested in landing Brozovic in a deal worth up to £43million.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claim United manager Jose Mourinho is keen on the deal.
And the report adds that Inter Milan may have to sell up in order to balance the books.
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According to the claims, Inter must appease UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations this summer, having already fallen foul to the rules before.
Inter have new investors Suning Group in charge of the club but they must still boost their revenues before the start of next season.
And Gazzetta claim Mourinho could take advantage of this by plundering his former club.
Brozovic’s release clause is currently set at €50m (£43m) and United could initially offer less than that in the hope of landing a bargain.
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Brozovic has a £43m (€50m) release clause in his contract
Brozovic is currently on international duty with Croatia
Mourinho was in Croatia earlier this week and denied he was there on a scouting mission to watch Brozovic and his team-mates in action.
Brozovic, 24, has scored seven goals in 28 appearances for club and country this season.
He joined Inter from Dynamo Zagreb initially on a two-year loan deal in 2015.
But Inter bought the player outright and in December Brozovic signed a contract until 2021 that included the release clause.