Inter have started talks with Chelsea over a possible loan return for Romelu Lukaku, and could well get it done by this weekend.

This according to UK news outlet the Telegraph, who report that talks between the two clubs officially kicked off yesterday, and that the Nerazzurri are pushing to get a deal over the line as soon as possible.

So far, it has been Lukaku and his lawyer Sebastien Ledure who have been communicating with Chelsea as they have pushed the Premier League side to allow him to re-join Inter during the summer transfer window.

However, with the Blues having definitely opened up to the possibility of allowing the 29-year-old to make the switch if it is on a paid loan deal, they are now in talks with Inter directly.

The Nerazzurri would have to pay a fee or otherwise compensate Chelsea in order to bring the Belgian in, and the talks should soon reveal whether the two clubs can reach a deal.

Inter want to get Lukaku’s signature on paper by the end of the current month so that they can take advantage of the tax benefits of the Growth Decree in paying his gross wages, and so this is essentially a deadline for the talks.