Inter will have to complete a loan deal for Romelu Lukaku before the end of June in order to take advantage of the Growth Decree an receive a tax break on his gross wages.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri must speed up the negotiations for the 29-year-old in order to save around €4 million on the player’s gross wages.

Lukaku is pushing for a return to Inter this summer, though he will have to convince Chelsea to sanction a loan departure as this is the only formula that the Nerazzurri would be able to afford.

Moreover, in addition to the Belgian needing to cut his wages in half to €7 million net per season to make the move happen, something that he is willing to do, the move must take place before the end of June for the Growth Decree to apply to his wages.

Were this to be the case, the striker’s gross wages would weigh on the Nerazzurri’s budget for €10 million rather than €14 million, and this difference would hardly be inconsequential given their directive to reduce wage expenditures.

The Gazzetta also notes that the potential arrivals of both Lukaku and Dybala would likely be the one scenario in which the Nerazzurri would countenance a big money sale of Lautaro Martinez this summer.