The Nerazzurri have pursued a number of Bundesliga talents in recent years, with Xherdan Shaqiri and Ivan Perisic two names, as well as Granit Xhaka.
Inter were also observing the likes of Julian Weigl and Max Meyer, but Hector - whose run and cross set up Mesut Ozil’s opener against Italy in the Euro 2016 quaterfinals - is the big name.
With 18 goals and 37 assists throughout his career, the 26-year-old is flying high with Koln, currently second in the Bundesliga.
A left-footed player known for his forays forward, Hector can play as part of a three or four-man defence.
As we’ve reported before, Inter are likely to revolutionise their defence either in June or even January.
Could Hector be the answer?
@TramacEma, adapted by @EdoDalmonte