Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are expected to avoid further punishment from the Italian Football Federation following an investigation into their bust-up during the Milan derby, according to a report in Italy’s media.

The former Manchester United teammates squared up to one another before half-time in last month’s Coppa Italia quarter-final, which Inter eventually won 2-1, exchanging bitter insults before Ibrahimovic appeared to headbutt Lukaku.

La Repubblica’s print edition today reported that the two players could reach an agreement with FIGC prosecutors that spared them from any bans if they agreed to support a fair play initiative.

The FIGC have already heard referee Paolo Valeri’s version of events at San Siro during their enquiry, while Inter striker Lukaku is still waiting to discover when he will be interviewed.

Lukaku and Ibrahimovic were both booked for their involvement in the spat and both went on to receive one-match bans as a result.

The AC Milan forward was sent off in the second half after picking up a second yellow card, while Lukaku’s caution was enough to rule him out of Inter’s semi-final first leg at home to Juventus through suspension.