Inter have put the talks to sign Paulo Dybala on standby as they need to make space in their squad before they can complete the signing of the Argentine.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri are not quite ready to sign the 28-year-old on a free transfer until they have confirmed the space in their wage bill.

Inter’s focus over the past few days has been the return of Romelu Lukaku, with the loan of the Belgian from Chelsea needing to be completed by the end of the month so that they can apply the tax benefits of the growth decree to his wages.

The talks with Dybala remain in a very advanced state as they have for some time, but with Lukaku set to arrive, it would be too soon to wrap up a deal for another high profile forward signing on forward signing.

Alexis Sanchez is set to depart, while another forward could be offloaded, but as long as these have not been confirmed the Nerazzurri are not in a position to put pen to paper with Dybala.