Inter are ready to make an exception to the cap that exists for top players in their wage structure for Romelu Lukaku due to the tax benefits of the Growth Decree in paying his wages.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who report that the Nerazzurri are prepared to offer more than the €6 million net per season that they have offered top players like Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez already.

Inter have recently extended the contract of Brozovic and Martinez on wages of around €6 million net per season, while this is also the amount that midfielder Nicolo Barella should eventually reach and which their offer to Ivan Perisic reached with add-ons included.

However, the Nerazzurri’s offer to Lukaku in today’s talks could exceed this, as the application of the Growth Decree to his salary means that they will pay less in gross wages.

The 29-year-old still would not earn anywhere near what he currently does at Chelsea, but he could be offered beyond what Brozovic and Martinez earn.