Gabriel Barbosa is keen on a return to Santos, the club's president has confirmed, with the forward ready to end his European nightmare.
But the 21-year-old has flopped in Italy, scoring a single Serie A goal and failing to start any league games, while a loan spell at Benfica has failed to revive Gabigol's career.
Santos president Jose Carlos Peres says talks between the club and Inter over a Brazilian return for Gabigol are now ongoing.
"There's a dialogue under way with Inter," Peres told FPF TV.
"We made our offer and now we're waiting for a response. It's all done between ourselves and the player.
"Now it all depends on Inter, who are owned by the Chinese [Suning Group]. We're moving toward an agreement."
Gabigol previously indicated he wanted to stay at Benfica and fight for his place, with the striker still hoping for an unlikely Brazil call-up for the 2018 World Cup.