Inter would not have a problem affording the wages of Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino due to being able to apply the tax benefits of the Growth Decree to their payment of his salary.

This according to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInter1908, who report that signing the 31-year-old on a free transfer would be within reach for the Nerazzurri financially speaking due to playing relatively low taxes in terms of his gross wages.

Firmino has come onto Inter’s radar as a possible target to strengthen their attack next summer if striker Romelu Lukaku isn’t to have his loan from Chelsea extended.

The fact that the Brazilian earns relatively high wages on his current deal with last season’s Champions League finalists has been considered as a possible obstacle to the Nerazzurri getting a deal done.

However, according to Mediaset, the fact that the Growth Decree would be applicable to the player arriving from the Premier League means that his gross wages would cost Inter no more than any of their other highest earners.