Inter Milan are turning up the pressure to finally wrap up a deal to sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are aiming to make this the week that they finally make their definitive lunge for the Belgian international.

Yesterday evening, the Corriere reports, Inter’s club directors held a long meeting.

The main topic of discussion was the strategy to finally sort out Lukaku’s future.

Inter consider having Lukaku back for next season a priority.

Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi is determined to work with the 30-year-old again next campaign.

With the talks with Chelsea having stalled so far, Inter know that they have to do something different to convince the Blues. And according to the Corriere, the club directors outlined in their meeting yesterday how they plan to proceed.

Inter Milan To Make A Push To Sign Romelu Lukaku From Chelsea This Week

The Corriere confirm that Inter’s plan is to offer Chelsea a loan deal containing a purchase obligation for Lukaku.

The Nerazzurri are hoping to set the purchase obligation at around €30 million. And, for their part, the Blues want higher but would likely be willing to shake hands on a deal containing a purchase obligation at a €35-40 million fee.

Chelsea know how determined Lukaku is to stay at Inter, and will be keen to resolve the situation. The striker has rejected a massive money offer from Al-Hilal and will in fact accept a pay cut to stay at Inter.

Accordingly, Inter’s directors hope that if they accelerate this week that Chelsea will have plenty of motivation to cooperate.

The Corriere also note that the sale of Marcelo Brozovic to Al-Nassr is an important factor. According to the newspaper, the Nerazzurri have pocketed €17.5 million from the deal, with a further potential €2.5 million in add-ons.

This windfall gives Inter the cash they need to start moving for Lukaku.