The Argentina international looks set to leave the Etihad Stadium this January after one too many indiscretions and acts of indiscipline.
AC Milan have been heavily linked with the South American forward, and have already had a loan offer for Tevez refused by Roberto Mancini’s men, who would prefer to sell the attacker.
Moratti however has admitted that Inter want to beat their rivals to Tevez’s signature.
“Our interest in Tevez is real, it’s not a joke,” Moratti told fcinternews.it.
“We think it might be a good operation. We tried to get information (from City) to understand how things were, if there was room or not (for us), then we’ll see if we can take him or not.
“It’s not a matter of being optimistic or pessimistic, but just wait and see what happens.
“There are still 20 days at the end of the transfer market, there is so much time,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight