It has been reported that Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is stepping up the pursuit of Dembele and will hold talks next week.
Inter, who finished second in Serie A last season and will feature in the group stage of the Champions League during the 2017-18 campaign, seem determined to secure the services of Dembele from Tottenham, but one suspects that the Italian giants may have to wait a bit longer.
The former Fulham star is with the Belgium national team in Russia for the ongoing World Cup.
Belgium will face Japan in the World Cup last-16 round on Monday, and if the Red Devils do go through, then it is hard to see Dembele entertain any discussions regarding his future or make a decision next week.
Tottenham, though, may not be willing to sell Dembele just yet, as the North London outfit will know that they can wait until after the World Cup to start a bidding war.
Dembele is a very good midfielder and could fetch a lot of transfer fee, which Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy must be fully aware of.