The Blues had tabled an offer of around €100 million, plus the addition of full-back Marcos Alonso, but the Nerazzurri want more.
The Belgian forward has made himself clear in telling the Milan club that he wants to talk to Roman Abramovich, and now those talks could begin, at least according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
After the sale of Achraf Hakimi, Inter no longer feel the need to accept offers for their biggest players in order to ease money worries, so are holding out for around €130 million as they look to double the amount they paid for him in 2019.
The 28-year-old goal-getter was influential in Inter’s first Scudetto win for a decade, scoring 24 and assisting 11 goals in 36 Serie A games, last season.
However, if he moves back to Chelsea – where he had little success after a move from Anderlecht in 2011 – then he’ll increase his yearly wages to €11 million, plus bonuses, from the €7.5 million he’s currently earning in Italy.