Inter Face Race Against the Clock to Bring Back Lukaku

Inter met with Sebastien Ledure, the lawyer of Romelu Lukaku, a couple of days ago to discuss his return. The Nerazzurri would not have issues on his personal terms. The striker is ready to do whatever it takes to head back to Milan. On the other hand, the negotiation with Chelsea has not started.

The Serie A outfit will let the entourage of the star handle the talks with his club, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The Blues have no intention of facilitating the deal considering how much they spent for him. They could indeed sell him to solve the problem, though. However, they would be looking to recoup most of their investment in that event, La Repubblica informs.

Rather than to Inter, where he would join on an initial loan, the Pensioners would rather ship Lukaku to Bayern Munich. Obviously, the German powerhouses would have to let Robert Lewandowski move to Barcelona, as he requested, first. He could also be a fallback plan for the Blaugrana, Mundo Deportivo reports.

A further complication comes from the deadline to exploit the fiscal benefits. Lukaku would have to return before June 30th to allow Inter to save about 50 percent on taxes, therefore €4-5M. The Nerazzurri will reconvene with Ledure in a couple of weeks after he has touched base with the new Chelsea brass.

Our Take on Lukaku Trying to Force His Way Back to Inter

The adage says that where there is a will there is a way, but the hurdles might be too challenging to overcome in this instance. Inter remained competitive domestically without Lukaku. One has to wonder whether bringing him back would be worth the sacrifices they would have to make, next summer if not already in this one, for it to come to fruition.