The midfielder and former Arsenal captain has been strongly linked with a return to the Premier League having made just 16 appearances in all competitions for Inter all season - with most of those coming from the bench.
Related ArticlesVieira set for Manchester City moveSheikh Mansour's write off is a statement of intentJuan Veron rejects Man CityBeckford joining Newcastle another victory for LeedsPremier League: transfer window guideMan City losses rise to £92.6mHe now looks set to be reunited with new City manager Roberto Mancini - who signed Vieira while in charge at Inter during 2006 - as the former France captain aims to cement his place in Les Bleus' World Cup squad.
Vieira, who also played for Juventus, has revealed it is certainly the end of his Italian adventure.
"I wanted to go to the World Cup and I need playing time," he told Canal Plus. "It's over, after a year in Turin and three and a half years in Milan.
"I have objectives and I can't achieve them by staying at Inter where I am not part of the coach's choice.
"What's important for me is to go to Manchester City, to show the coach that I am the same as I was during the period when he was at Inter.
"All this will help me get into the France team."