Inter are targeting Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino on a free transfer in June to replace Romelu Lukaku if the Belgian’s loan is not extended.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that the 31-year-old is a key target to strengthen in attack in the summer for the Nerazzurri.

Firmino’s current contract with Liverpool runs out at the end of the season, and it remains to be seen whether the Brazilian will decide to extend with the Reds.

According to the Gazzetta, the former Hoffenheim forward would be very interested in making the switch to the Nerazzurri.

Firmino’s current wages at Liverpool are around €10 million net per season, which would be beyond what Inter could afford.

However, if the Brazilian were accept a pay cut to around €8 million net per season, the fact that the Growth Decree could be applied to his wages means that the Nerazzurri would spend around €10.5 million gross per season.

This would be in line with other top earners at the club, and no more than Lukaku currently earns.

According to the Gazzetta, Firmino is being lined up as a major target whilst Inter consider whether or not to go on with Lukaku past the end of the season when his loan from Chelsea expires.