The next days will be decisive in determining whether Inter will sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea this summer or not.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri must sign the 29-year-old before June 30 in order to take advantage of the Growth Decree, so the talks this week will be decisive.

Chelsea are open to letting Lukaku return to Inter on a paid loan after the player’s persistence convinced them, and they will sit down with the Nerazzurri to try and agree terms on a deal.

Things could be complicated by the change in ownership at the club to Todd Boehly and the uncertain status of Sporting Director Marina Granovskaia, and it will remain to be seen how these factors affect a deal.

However, from Inter’s perspective the talks absolutely must be accelerated so that they can get a deal done by the end of the month in order to apply the tax benefits of the growth decree on his wages, so that the gross wages won’t be too much of an investment.