Inter are thinking of offering Stefan de Vrij as part of a deal to bring back striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, while the Premier League club will only let him go on a paid loan with a €70 million purchase obligation.

This according to Italian news outlet La Repubblica, who report that the Nerazzurri are weighing up including de Vrij as part of an offer given that they cannot afford a massive money deal to buy the Beglian back.

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is increasingly dreaming of signing both Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku this summer, with Lukaku pushing hard to make the switch.

The 29-year-old’s lawyer Sebastien Ledure is set to meet with the Nerazzurri tomorrow about a possible move, and the terms of a contract will be discussed.

The Nerazzurri are hoping to have the striker cut the €12 million net per season wages that he earns with Chelsea to €6 million net, while the player’s hope is to move back to Inter with wages of €7.5 million net per season.

Agreeing a deal with the player should not be too difficult for the Nerazzurri, but convincing his club will be another matter.

The Blues purchased Lukaku in a blockbuster €115 million deal last summer and they will not be keen to let him leave at a substantial loss, so their request is for a paid loan of €23 million containing a purchase obligation for €70 million.

Inter are ready to offer de Vrij as part of the deal, but even so the Blues would be reluctant to accept a paid loan deal worth less than €20 million and would demand the same price in terms of the fee to make the deal permanent.