Inter are optimistic that they will be able to agree a deal with Chelsea to extend the loan of Romelu Lukaku at the end of the season.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are confident that negotiating a new paid loan deal of the Belgian will not be a problem.

While there has been uncertainty about whether or not Inter would decide to seek a new loan deal for Lukaku given the 29-year-old’s struggles for fitness and form this season, recent performances have suggested that he is ready to finally get back to something like his best.

Inter are ready to put their trust in the Belgian for another season, although the matter of agreeing a new loan deal with Chelsea would remain.

It is hardly a foregone conclusion that the two clubs would agree a new deal, particularly if the striker’s form picks up sufficiently for the Blues to either bring him back into their squad, or seek to sell him permanently to another club.

However, the Gazzetta reports, the Nerazzurri are optimistic, particularly given that the player himself has made very clear that his only intention is to stay in Milan.