Inter would get a discount in their move for Romelu Lukaku if the move goes through before a certain period of time.
Sky Italia have reported about Lukaku, claiming that the striker wants Inter and the club are dreaming of a return for the Belgian. A loan deal is the only way a transfer can happen and Lukaku will have to talk to Chelsea to make a move possible this summer.
The Growth Decree though, could dictate the timing of the deal. Inter could benefit from the tax relief provided for foreign expatriate workers as long as the transfer is completed by 30 June. For example, to offer a salary of around €9 million to Lukaku would not cost €18 million gross but a figure between €12 million and €13 million, because of the Growth Decree. The striker is anyway willing to cut down his wage demand for a move.
But the ball is now in Chelsea’s court. A permanent sale can’t take place. But Inter have a strategy in mind: to sign him on loan to allow him to revalue himself, so that Chelsea can sell him in the summer of 2023 for a higher amount than today to Inter or any other club.