Inter are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, and could make the announcement that it’s official as early as today.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the deal will cost the Nerazzurri around €21 million in their budget for the fiscal year ending in June 2023.

Talks are well underway for Lukaku’s return to the Nerazzurri with all parties very motivated to get a deal done, and the Nerazzurri have raised their offer from €5 million as a loan fee to €10 million plus €2 million  in add-ons, €1 million of which would be linked to winning the Scudetto.

This amount, combined with the €9 million gross wages which the Nerazzurri will pay the Belgian would mean that the total amount spent on the deal will be around €21 million.

Inter President Steven Zhang has no objections to this expenditure, as the signing is considered too important and the amount is within reach for the club even considering their financial targets for the summer transfer window.

Things will be reassessed next summer, as due to FIFA’s new regulations around loans, players can only be signed on one-year loans rather than multi-season deals, and so the loan will run out next summer.