INTER MILAN want to strike a salary-sharing deal with Chelsea to take Romelu Lukaku back to Italy.
The Serie A runners-up are keen on re-signing the striker and ending his frustrations at Stamford Bridge.
But with money at a premium they are likely to push for a loan move which will also require Chelsea to part pay his wages.
Inter are ready to cough up just over a third of Lukaku’s roughly £325,000-a-week pay.
Cutting a deal would leave Chelsea still shelling out around £200,000 a week.
But a loan fee of around £20million would help offset the financial outlay over the next 12 months.
Lukaku is also believed to be willing to take a wage cut to return to Inter where he flourished before making a £97m move to Chelsea last year.
There are still lots of hurdles to overcome with talks between the two clubs yet to get off the ground.
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But Chelsea agreed to similar loan moves for troubled strikers Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata in recent years after they too failed to settle in England.