Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is still hoping for a return to Inter and would accept a reduction in his wages to make it happen, but it is nevertheless.

This according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin, who reported in his column for Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb that the Nerazzurri have already communicated to Lukaku that the complications involved would make a move for him unlikely.

Lukaku made the switch from Inter to Chelsea in the summer in a blockbuster sale, but so far the Belgian has not really settled in at the London club or found the kind of form that he showed in Serie A.

Now, the player is reportedly hoping for a return to Inter, having even spoken about wanting to eventually play for the club again a few months ago, and would be willing to accept a reduction to the sizable wages that he earns.

Nevertheless, according to Biasin, there is not much of a chance of this happening as even with a wage cut it would be a significant investment for Inter.

“Lukaku has sent very clear signals to Marotta,” he writes, “he would even be willing to reduce his salary, but at the same time in this case the signing would over-complicated and it would be useless to explain why.”

“Marotta himself explained to the players all the difficulties of a return,” he continues. “The upshot is that, barring unlikely miracles, there will be no reunion.”