Inter are in regular contact with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku and the relationship remains good, but the size of his wages would make a return unlikely.
This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reported on air that the Nerazzurri are not likely to be able to pay the kind of wages it would take to sign the Belgian.
Lukaku has made no secret of his desire to return to Inter after his move to Chelsea last summer has failed to meet expectations, and has reportedly been in contact with former teammates.
The Nerazzurri are well-aware of the striker’s desire to return and even have been reported to be considering whether they could find a way to make a move for him happen.
However, according to Di Marzio, despite the potential will for a move to happen, the move does not look like it could be financially feasible.
“There are many contacts,” he said of the relationship between Lukaku and Inter. “Having left a few months ago, he still has an excellent relationship with everyone at Inter.”
“It’s true that he continues to hear from former teammates,” he added. “In this way he’s made contact about a potential return.”
“I believe such situations are dealt with by agents,” Di Marzio went on. “And I don’t think that, out of respect for Chelsea, he could do something like that himself.”
“He’ll wait until the end of the season,” he continued, “to see who the new owner is, then his future will be decided.”
“His salary is so high that I think it’s unlikely that he will return to Italy unless he decides to lower his salary a lot.”
“Lend, sell, what are Chelsea going to do with his situation?” he considered. “It’s too early to ask these questions right now.”