The lawyer of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will meet with the Blues next week to determine whether they can be persuaded to sanction a loan move back to Inter, with the next week set to be decisive for his future.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, who report that the meetings with Chelsea over the next week will be decisive in determining whether they will be open to allowing him to make the return to the Nerazzurri.

Everything has been in place as far as a personal agreement between Inter and Lukaku since they met last week and agreed terms on a contract worth a net of €7.5 million per season, but the real difficulty has always looked to be convincing Chelsea to allow the loan move to happen.

The striker still believes that he can convince his current club to cut their losses and allow him to return to Inter, as his relationship with coach Thomas Tuchel looks fractured beyond repair and his remaining wages will cost them €92 million gross.

Lukaku’s lawyer Sebastien Ledure will meet with the Blues next week to try and convince them to work with the Nerazzurri to agree a loan deal.